Month: August 29, 2004

Aug 29,2004

Dogapult!

Thanks to pressure from the group Swift Boat Veterans for Truth (SBVT), John Kerry has already been forced to admit that he was not illegally present in Cambodia on Christmas...

Aug 29,2004

Generation Zip

It was 1999. Downtown Seattle had just been ravaged by WTO protesters. They smashed the windows at Starbucks, tore down advertisements, and suffered tear gas and plastic handcuffs. A respectable...

Aug 22,2004

Exit neocons, stage left

Many neocons spent the run-up to the Iraq war denouncing the conservatives who voiced opposition. But now their differences with the right are becoming clearer, and their continued alliance with...

Aug 22,2004

Frat boy nation

This fall, across many of the nation’s college campuses, thousands of teenage boys — only a few months removed from their high school prom — will take part in the...

Aug 19,2004

Bruce Springsteen, 8/18, Richmond

When I wrote up the Virgin Mobile Festival, a friend dropped me a note suggesting I was way out of line. Why is that? Because I wrote that Dave Grohl...

Aug 15,2004

Choice? What choice?

Americans make tough choices every day: Breyer’s or Dreyer’s ice cream? Fresh broccoli or asparagus? Organic strawberries? Genetically modified tomatoes? Affluent societies expend countless hours on “fluff” choices while ignoring...