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  • Winter Solstice Tributes

    published December 26, 2000

    THESE ARE NOTES OF ADMIRATION—AND GRATITUDE—FOR WHAT I HAVE LEARNED THROUGH THE YEARS FROM THE HONOREES. NO PRIZES, ALAS, ARE... More >>

  • Supreme Court vs. Harold Levy

    published December 19, 2000

    In an official letter to the Greater New York Council of the Boy Scouts of America, schools chancellor Harold Levy declared that "the Boy Scouts... More >>

  • Justice Scalia Was Right!

    published December 19, 2000

    Why shouldn't there be one objective rule for all counties, and if there isn't, why isn't it an equal protection violation?... More >>

  • Should the Boy Scouts Be Pariahs?

    published December 12, 2000

    For the large number of gay organizations that seek to remain exclusively gay or gay-controlled, this decision could sound a death... More >>

  • The Passion of Ginetta Sagan

    published December 5, 2000

    Of all the people I've known as a journalist and a friend, I most admired Ginetta Sagan. Her life actually exemplified what the Socialist labor... More >>

  • Ignoble End to a Bright Career

    published November 28, 2000

    Workers, consumers, environmentalists, and human rights activists around the globe suffered a defeat as the U.S. Senate approved Permanent... More >>

  • How Columbia Can Save Itself

    published November 21, 2000

    I write as the parent of recent graduates of Columbia College ('94) and Barnard ('99). . . . What possible excuse can there be [in the Columbia... More >>

  • Blind Justice on Morningside Heights

    published November 14, 2000

    The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men [and women] of zeal, well-meaning but without... More >>

  • The Patriot

    published November 14, 2000

    Rule-or-ruin spoiler Ralph Nader should be shunned and shamed. —Jack Newfield, New York Post, November... More >>

  • Columbia University's Star Chamber

    published November 7, 2000

    Star Chamber . . . A court or group that engages in secret, harsh, or arbitrary procedures. —American Heritage... More >>

  • The Vanishing Americans

    published October 31, 2000

    The president regards his collaboration with Republicans in welfare reform-the 1996 Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation... More >>

  • Questions for Hillary

    published October 24, 2000

    To my knowledge, no one among the hordes of reporters covering her campaign has asked Hillary to respond to this editorial in the June 12... More >>

  • The Other America 2000

    published October 17, 2000

    The president has done some great things. . . . Poverty rates are way down. —Senator Joseph Lieberman, Meet... More >>

  • A Vote for Deep Democracy

    published October 10, 2000

    We can have a democratic society or we can have the concentration of great wealth in the hands of the few. We can't have both.... More >>

  • Ralph Nader—Not a Wasted Vote

    published October 3, 2000

    The president transformed our party. He brought it a whole new ground . . . really connecting with the values of the American... More >>

  • Who's for the Bill of Rights?

    published September 19, 2000

    Do you think you hold the reins of government the way Thomas Jefferson and James Madison thought we should? —Ralph... More >>

  • The ‘Miracle’ of Joe Lieberman

    published August 15, 2000

    In her August 10 New York Times column, Joyce Purnick wrote that Jewish New Yorkers were "exultant" and felt "validated" by Al Gore's... More >>

  • Hate Crime Laws: A Costly Victory

    published August 8, 2000

    At last, the state legislature has passed a hate crimes bill, which mandates extra prison time for people convicted of bias crimes. It was signed... More >>

  • Who’ll Be Blacklisted Next?

    published August 1, 2000

    If the respect for free speech erodes, theirs will be the first to go. The number of folks in this country who would rather shut up GLAAD far... More >>

  • Boomeranging Dr. Laura Off the Air

    published July 25, 2000

    The debate over gay rights—rights. RIGHTS! RIGHTS? For sexual deviant, sexual behavior there are now rights? —Dr. Laura... More >>

  • Misguided Multiculturalism

    published July 18, 2000

    An American-history requirement hallows ethnocentrism just as everyone else is embracing internationalism and preparing students to become... More >>

  • Giuliani Owes NYPD an Apology

    published July 11, 2000

    A sudden reminder of his mortality, says Rudolph Giuliani, is making him a better mayor, one who reaches out to those who feel they have not... More >>

  • Black Pastors Demand Justice

    published July 4, 2000

    On June 1, a historic document was added to the annals of the African American fight for freedom. A letter was sent to the honorable James E.... More >>

  • 'She Was 12. They Shot Her.'

    published June 27, 2000

    Francis Bok escaped after being a slave in Sudan for 10 years. On May 23, he testified before a congressional committee in Washington: "When... More >>

  • Black Slaves Not News in New York

    published June 20, 2000

    They are robbing our [oil] from under our feet, taking it north, selling [it], and using the money to exterminate... More >>

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