From Militant to Moderate
By Joshua Hammer
Can the man who once almost assassinated Uday Hussein help bring peace and stability to Iraq?
The Diddly Awards
By Jack Hitt
Our tribute to the most profligate, prejudiced, and just plain pigheaded members of
By Gail Sheehy
Don't ever call her the candidate's wife. Teresa Heinz Kerry has power, money, and influence–and if her husband wins in November, she has a lot to lose.
By Daniel Duane
Global warming is crowding the hope and the
beauty out of our high mountain grasslands.
The Crude Doctrine
By David Case
In Azerbaijan, the Bush administration had to decide between promoting democracy and protecting the interests of oil companies. Guess which one it chose?
Keepers of a Lost Language
By Dashka Slater
An unlikely duo fights to preserve an almost extinct Native American tongue.
How the airlines and feds are rolling back airport security; The ambassadors of baseball; Bankrolling the convention parties; The straight poop on factory farms; Iraq's new collateral damage; plus, a Hellraiser's tomatoes of wrath
The art of protest: agitprop of the past dozen years
Like a Rock
By George Packer
Is President Bush really disciplined and resolved—or just stubborn?
Life Against the Wall
By Chris Hedges
Cut off by Israel's thin gray wall, the West Bank town of Qalqiliya is a ghetto in all but name.
They'll Take Manhattan
By Ian Frazier
The Republicans invade New York: Give us your comfortable, your wealthy, your RNC!
Michael Kazin surveys the great lurch rightward; Sarah Jones on naughtiness and Nipplegate; Sprawl from A to Z; plus more book, music, and film reviews
Resources for getting involved
The Cult of the Unborn
Cartoon by Marc Rosenthal