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Silent Justice: The Clarence Thomas Story – Political booknotes: jurist’s prudence

Silent Justice: The Clarence Thomas Story – Political booknotes: jurist’s prudence – Review Tony Mauro SILENT JUSTICE: The Clarence Thomas Story by John Greenya Barricade Books, $24.95 AS HARD AS IT IS TO BELIEVE, it has been 10 years since Clarence Thomas joined the Supreme Court. Ten years since the Columbus Day weekend when the […]

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The agency: the rise and decline of the CIA.

The agency: the rise and decline of the CIA. – book reviews David Wise The Agency: The Rise and Decline of the CIA. The Agency: The Rise and Decline of the CIA. John Ranelagh. Simon and Schuster, $22.95. In this oddly mistitled survey of that most controversial of all arms of the American government, the […]

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Clarity Through Complexity. – Review

Clarity Through Complexity. – Review – book review Harris Wofford R.F.K. Even before his assassination, writers, pundits, and political cartoonists were making hay with the evident tensions within Bobby Kennedy’s personality. As Evan Thomas puts it in his new biography Robert Kennedy: His Life: ” The Good Bobby/Bad Bobby dichotomy, limned by cartoonist Jules Feiffer, […]

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Glass house gang

http://www.looksmart.com/ http://www.findarticles.com/ FindArticles > Washington Monthly > Sept, 2003 > Article > Print friendly Glass house gang – Tilting at Windmills Charles Peters The press has finally gotten tough about Bush’s relying on British intelligence for his uranium claim instead of checking the validity of what the Brits were telling him. But the press should […]

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Stealing into Print.

Stealing into Print. – book reviews Natalie Angier One of the few pleasures that followed the sustained gangbang of the American economy in the eighties by a club of smug Wall Street stock boys was seeing some of those white-collar rapists end up in prison. Oh, sweet justice, that even powerful and once-romanticized high financiers […]

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The new writers’ bloc: they’ve got attitude, humor, and an eye for detail. But could journalism’s new stylists do more?

The new writers’ bloc: they’ve got attitude, humor, and an eye for detail. But could journalism’s new stylists do more? – influence of journalist Maureen Dowd Katherine Boo 6 Last winter, Spy magazine opened a Washington bureau with the expected agenda. Its arch, warts-and-all journalism, heretofore largely limited to Hollywood and New York illuminati, would […]

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Expensive tastes: how the military has spent years gold-plating itself out of a cheap and effective unmanned aircraft – that could save lives

Expensive tastes: how the military has spent years gold-plating itself out of a cheap and effective unmanned aircraft – that could save lives – unmanned aerial vehicle Adam Piore In the midst of the Persian Gulf War, a group of bedraggled Iraqi soldiers were shown on CNN, desperately waving what appeared to be white shirts […]

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The dark side of camp – analysis of camp style and society

The dark side of camp – analysis of camp style and society – Cover Story Gareth Cook “Mommy, show them what they might win!” screams Babette from the front of the bar. Babette is the young game–show hostess, dressed in a frilly maroon dress and long silver gloves. A recent track from, Pizzicato Five (a […]

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why they’re better than some of the “best” four-year universities

America’s best community colleges: why they’re better than some of the “best” four-year universities Kevin Carey In the higher education family, community colleges are typically regarded as the poor cousins. Big college guides like U.S. News & World Report and the Princeton Review devote few, if any, of their glossy pages to community colleges, while […]

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Task master

Task master – Letter to the Editor Regarding “G.I. Woe” by Nicholas Confessore (March): The information about the Unit Manning Task Force is incorrect. It is true that the old head of the task force deployed to meet an operational requirement. He was replaced by one of the Army’s experts on system engineering, reorganization and […]