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01 September 2000
The major political surprise of this summer was Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore’s selection of Connecticut Senator Joseph Lieberman as his running mate. Lieberman, a socially conservative Orthodox Jew, had first become widely...
01 September 2000
The greatest struggle of any oppressed group in a racist society is the struggle to reclaim collective memory and identity. At the level of culture, racism seeks to deny people of African, American Indian, Asian and Latino descent...
29 August 2000
In A.D. 193, the Roman Praetorian Guard murdered the Emperor Pertinax, and proceeded to auction off the imperial throne to the highest bidder. Until this year, the most strenuous emulation of this feat by the U.S. military came in 1980,...
22 August 2000
To prepare myself spiritually for what I'm willing to wager will be the New Age of Prudery (as manifested lately in the Gore/Lieberman attack on Hollywood's debasement of the higher values), I drove to the Getty Center, in west Los Angeles...
16 August 2000
A chasm has always separated Gore's professions from his performance. He denounces the rape of nature, yet has connived at the strip mining of Appalachia, and, indeed, of terrain abutting one of Tennessee's most popular state parks. He put...
11 August 2000
What’s behind the assault against affirmative action, race-based scholarships, educational loans and other programs designed to enhance opportunities and access for blacks, Latinos and other minorities in higher education? What’s at stake...

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