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May 25, 2009

Vol.200 / No.17
Film
John A. Coleman May 25, 2009

"Goodbye Solo" deals with the human desire to help those in need--and the equal desire, in some, not to be helped.

Signs Of the Times
May 25, 2009

Migrants and refugees tend to be the first to lose their jobs, in part because "their status is called into question."

Editorials
The Editors May 25, 2009

A newspaper is a business but it is also a public trust, an indispensable check on abuses of power.

John W. O'Malley May 25, 2009

We have a Vatican II president. Barack Obama, I am sure, does not think of himself in those terms, but when I heard his speech at Grant Park in Chicago the night he was elected, and more recently his commencement address at Notre Dame, that is what immediately struck me. On those occasions he embodi

Books
Sally Cunneen May 25, 2009

Elaine Showalter s book is a delightful literary voyage guided by a woman who truly knows the territory Neither an anthology nor an academic critique it is something quite original the first informed popular literary history of American women writers It was inspired by a question this distingui

Signs Of the Times
May 25, 2009

Several rulings and policy announcements are effectively rolling back immigration policies initiated by the George W. Bush administration.

Signs Of the Times
May 25, 2009

A relief worker who recently returned from Pakistan's Swat Valley said the civilians displaced by a government crackdown face "horrible conditions."