Cover By Bill Nelson
Volume 69, Number 9
Editor’s Note Matthew Rothschild
Comment Prayers for Roberts
Nat Hentoff resists Bush’s war against the citizens.
Ruth Conniff hears out Ted Kennedy on the Supreme Court.
On the Line
Is Idaho the Future? Sasha Abramsky
In rural states, more and more people are worrying about how to put their next meal on the table.
Reporters in the Cross Hairs David Enders
Baghdad has become a very dangerous place to be an Arab with a camera.
Al Franken Interview Stephen Thompson
“The question is whether I’m going to do The Al FrankenSitcom soon, and the answer is probably not. I’ve got bigger fish to fry,” saysthe comedian and Air America host.
“Empathy Is the First Ingredient”: A Profile of Singer Eliza Gilkyson Robert Jensen
“Art can make people feel safe to feel,” says the singer-songwriter.
Poem Martín Espada
Kate Clinton writes Hallmark cards in Kansas.
Elizabeth DiNovella reviews Marriage: A History From Obedience to Intimacy or How Love Conquered Marriage, by Stephanie Coontz.
Molly Ivins teaches Rove 101