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Food: Made in the U.S.A.

Darrell Wood is proud of his cows--and he wants us to know it. As they chomp through the bitterbrush of California's high desert, their ears waggle a plastic ID...

Verbatim

"The only thing consistent about my opponent's position is that he's been inconsistent. He changes positions. And you cannot change positions in this war on...

If at First You Don't Succeed...

The paranoid style in American politics is not new. But it is certainly alive. Listen to some of the statements made last week in the U.S. Senate during the...

Can a Pharmacist Refuse To Dispense Birth Control?

Neil Noesen, a relief pharmacist at the Kmart in Menomonie, Wis., was the only person on duty one day in 2002 when a woman came in to refill her prescription for...

Dreaming About The Senate

Barack Obama knows his background is about as unconventional as Illinois voters will probably ever see in a Senate candidate. He was born in Hawaii, the son of a...

The Road More Traveled

Since the Babylonians invented currency around 3,000 B.C., people have been eager to blow it abroad — but they've always needed somebody to tell them where to...

Milestones Sep. 1, 2003

DIED. SERGIO VIEIRA DE MELLO, 55, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights and Secretary-General Kofi Annan's envoy to Iraq, in last week's bombing of U.N...

The Doctor Won't See You Now

Dr. Alexander Sosenko is proud of his skills, but these days they don't seem to be the ones he needs to keep his medical practice going. A pulmonologist for 19...

Election 2002: W. and the Boy Genius

There is, as a rule, no smoking in the White House, but this Election Day was one for breaking the rules. The moment of sweet vindication came at midnight, up in...

W. and the "Boy Genius"

There is, as a rule, no smoking in the White House, but this Election Day was one for breaking the rules. The moment of sweet vindication came at midnight, up...

Election 2002: Races to Watch

It's a midterm election, so the White House isn't in play. And in some states, Tuesday's votes will amount to little more than ceremony, sending veteran...

Election 2002: Finding A Winning Tune

It's the kind of moment Democrats love. Carol Roberts is running for the U.S. House of Representatives against Republican Clay Shaw. She thinks she can win...

An Oscar for Micheaux

I think of Micheaux as the Black Pioneer of American film — not just because he was a black man, or because in his youth he pioneered the American West,...

Indian Casinos: Playing The Political Slots

If it were a public company, the Mississippi band of Choctaw Indians would be the envy of corporate America. With a return on revenue of 41%, the tribe's Silver...

America: Land of the Red, White and Rose

All 50 states are now members of the U.S. winemaking union: each has at least one federally licensed winery. More important, many regional wineries are producing...

Indian Casinos: Wheel Of Misfortune

Maryann Martin presides over America's smallest tribe. Raised in Los Angeles in an African-American family, she knew little of her Indian ancestry until 1986,...

Trent Lott's Plan to Take Over the Senate

Shortly after Missouri Democratic incumbent Jean Carnahan conceded defeat at 2 a.m. last Wednesday, giving Republicans control of the Senate, an aide sneaked...

Person of the Week: Karl Rove

George W. Bush doesn't like to travel, and, by all accounts, he doesn't particularly like giving campaign speeches. But he did both until his throat was raw and...