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Trade Imbalance
By Bradford Plumer
Free trade is a perfectly good idea. That’s why CAFTA needs to be junked.

Children of a Lesser Prefrontalasaurus
By Bill Santiago
Intelligent design — my favorite impulse buy.

The Scalping Party
By Mike Davis
A tolerance for atrocity is now enshrined at every level of American culture.

Underground Man: An Interview with Pedro Luis Ferrer.
By Lygia Navarro
He’s famous in Cuba as a musical innovator and sharp social critic. Fidel Castro is not a fan.