Politics

August 08, 2008

TNR's Darfur Archives
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Do Something, by The Editors, 7/12/04 Flex Time, by The Editors, 10/18/04The Current Khartoum Government, by Eric Reeves, 9/12/05Blind Spot: Liberalism and Darfur, by Richard Just, 11/4/05The Opportunity, by The Editors, 3/13/06Student Aid: Raising money to save Darfur, by Jason Zengerle, 3/27/06Again, by The Editors, 5/15/06An Imperialist Indifference, by Richard Just, 5/15/06A Very Long Engagement: Bush channels Neville Chamberlain, by Marisa Katz, 5/15/06 Next Casualty: The future of Darfur, by Eric Reeves, 5/15/06 The Trial, by Mudawi Ibrahim Adam, 5/15/06Words Fail: Genocide deniers, by A

Bush Wimps Out In China
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As Beijing gears up to host this year's Olympic Games, we asked Perry Link, professor emeritus of East Asian Studies at Princeton University, to give us his perspective on how China is responding to the challenge. He will be guest-blogging for us over the next few weeks:  Several reports say that President Bush will not speak publicly about human rights during his stay in Beijing. He will not visit a dissident or attend a non-state-controlled church. He will convey his views about freedom of belief and expression in private, to the leaders of the system that imposes the controls.

August 07, 2008

The TNR Q&A: Joey Cheek
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Just hours before Olympic gold medalist Joey Cheek was to depart for Beijing this week, the speed skater had his visa revoked. The official who called to notify him said China was "not required to give him a reason." Cheek’s opinion of the Chinese government is no secret. He is president and co-founder of Team Darfur, a coalition of Olympic athletes trying to bring attention to the Sudan crisis.

The TNR Q&A: Joey Cheek
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Just hours before Olympic gold medalist Joey Cheek was to depart for Beijing this week, the speed skater had his visa revoked. The official who called to notify him said China was "not required to give him a reason." Cheek’s opinion of the Chinese government is no secret. He is president and co-founder of Team Darfur, a coalition of Olympic athletes trying to bring attention to the Sudan crisis. China, which has strong economic and energy ties to the African country, has been a prime target of the campaign.

The TNR Q&A: Christian Lander
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Microsoft Word - Memo on Senator John McCain 408.doc Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } The website Stuff White People Like has inspired a new bestselling book, along with misgivings that its satire is ultimately toothless and flattering to its target Yuppie audience. Over sushi and an expensivevegetarian sandwich at a Washington, D.C., Whole Foods, author Christian Lander discussed his message, Barack Obama, indie rock, and the white quest for authenticity.

Speed Reading Suskind: War Games
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Pulitzer-prize winning political writer Ron Suskind's new book, The Way of the World, was released in stores today.

Veep Veep: Hey, What About This Guy?
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By all accounts, Barack Obama is quite far along in his deliberations over a running mate. If he hasn't already made his choice, it's down to a tiny handfull of people. The time for suggesting new names, in other words, has long since passed. But with Michigan and its pivotal role in the election on my mind, I can't help but throw out another possibility, one so seemingly ideal I'm surprised we haven't heard more about him already: Senator Carl Levin. What woud Levin bring to the ticket?

August 06, 2008

Obama's Geek Squad
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This is a flash file about Obama's Geek Squad By

The TNR Q&A: Jane Mayer
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