A Gathering Swarm
By Todd Gitlin
It wasn’t quite enough on November 2—but the movement that rose to challenge George W. Bush may yet portend a historic turnaround for the left.
The Party That Never Ends
By Michael Kazin
The Democrats were once a strong, grassroots “people’s party”—and as Republicans well know, that’s what it takes to win elections.
By Gary Greenberg
Intended to enable government to tear down homes for public projects, eminent domain laws are
instead being used to clear space for box stores and office parks. In Ohio, threatened homeowners
are fighting back.
A Touch of Crude
By Peter Maass
How Teodoro Obiang’s brutal West African kleptocracy became a darling of American bankers,
oil companies, and the administration of George W. Bush.
Photographs by Paul Fusco
Text by Anthony Swofford
Seven families lay their fallen soldiers to rest.
Dozens of Words for Snow, None for Pollution
By Marla Cone
The industrialized world is contaminating Arctic wildlife, which puts the Inuit in a terrible dilemma: ingest poison, or abandon their hunting culture.
Life on the Inside
By Douglas McGray
It seems like a social conservative’s worst nightmare: free apartments for the homeless, no requirements for sobriety or other strings attached. But the Pathways program has worked so well, even the Bush administration is getting behind it.
Licensed to bill; Small-tent, big-closet politics; “Don’t test, don’t tell”
at the Pentagon; Rats rule the EPA; What’s Arabic for toupee?; Big Pharma targets the weary
well; A pill full of sugar; plus our peer-to-peer Hellraisers
For Richer or Poorer
Whose wedding is it, anyway?
Little Big Companies
By Michael Scherer
The number of no-bid federal contracts for Alaskan tribal companies is soaring. Good news for
their corporate partners—like Halliburton.
Exiles of the Kalahari
By Tom Price
They were exiled from their homeland in the name of progress. Is the Kalahari big enough for the Bushmen and the diamond industry?
From Rubble to Republic
Photos By Jeroen Oerlemans/Panos
Afghans cast a vote for hope.
Matthew Brzezinski surveils the “security-industrial complex” in his review
of No Place to Hide; The grunge politics of Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic; plus more book, music, and film reviews
Resources for getting involved
The Bay of Indifference
Cartoon by Peter Hoey