Can technology save politics? A forum on digital democracy featuring Howard Dean, Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales, MoveOn's Eli Pariser, Afro-Netizen.com's Chris Rabb, web guru Esther Dyson, and 24 other politicos and digerati.
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Uranium's new glow; Congress' supersecret peace plan; the world's most dangerous dateline; airport security's X-ray specs; pay now, save planet later; mad scientists vs. global warming; no room in Marin.
No Sex Please, We're Organizing
New World hoarders: how we became a nation of pack rats.
The Child Soldiers of Staten Island
They were child soldiers once: trying to forget Liberia on Staten Island.
Go Forth and Gentrify?
There grows the neighborhood? Rethinking gentrification.
Charlie Anders on the revenge of the female comic-book nerds; Digg founder Kevin Rose scoops on his Web 2.0 phenomenon; plus more book (The World Without Us, Deer Hunting With Jesus: Dispatches From America's Class War, Macedonia, Legacy of Ashes), film (Ghosts of Cité Soleil), and music reviews (Rise to Your Knees, Chinese Boxes, A Year in the Wilderness, Si, Para Usted and Cult Cargo).
Talk to Me Like My Father
Friendly fire, why battlefield surgeons love whole blood, and other tales from a war-zone hospital.
PLUS: Peter Bergen on the Iraqization of Afghanistan.
The Hidden Half
How Afghan women have fared since the Taliban's fall.
In Search of John Doe No. 2
Could the worst U.S. terror attack before 9/11 have been prevented? The feds never told the full story behind the Oklahoma City bombing—but a Salt Lake City lawyer with an ax to grind just might uncover the truth.
Streambeds, cliff faces, remote hiking trails—they’re all "highways," if business and off-road interests and their friends in the Bush administration get their way.
PLUS: Blue Ribbon Bedfellows—A coalition of companies more interested in mining, timber, oil, and gas than preserving our national parks.
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