- May 27, 2002 | World Affairs
- Yasser, No Sir
Everyone with a stake in the Middle East -- even Arafat himself -- believes the Palestinian Authority needs reform. And then the arguing starts about what this means.
- May 6, 2002 | Feature
- No-Exit Endgame
Can Israel make peace by itself? As long as Yasser Arafat is in charge of the Palestinian Authority, it's going to try.
- April 22, 2002 | World Affairs
- Give Peace a Fence
Ehud Barak tried to negotiate peace with the Palestinians at Camp David. Now he believes peace could be created unilaterally -- with a wall.
- March 4, 2002 | Feature
- The Defense Rests -- Permanently
Innovations like mandatory sentencing and the plea bargaining it engenders are stacking the criminal-justice system against defendants while beginning to make superstar defense lawyers obsolete. No one feels sorry for the lawyers, of course. But is something valuable -- like, say, the presumption of innocence -- in danger of being lost?
- January 14, 2002 | Feature
- The Twice-Top Cop
Mayor Giuliani replaced NYPD commissioner Ray Kelly with Bill Bratton. Then crime dropped by more than 60 percent. Now Mayor Bloomberg has hired Ray Kelly back. Think Kelly's got something to prove?
- December 24, 2001 | Feature
- The Rabbi and the Playmate
When 20-year-old Lindsey Vuolo decided to pose for Playboy, she worried that telling her parents wasn't going to be easy. But she knew she was going to have to answer to perhaps an even higher authority: her rabbi.
- December 10, 2001 | Feature
- Justice Obstructed
Crime's up in the wake of September 11 -- but the courts have slowed way down.
- October 8, 2001 | Feature
- Crashing Green's Party
Three weeks ago, Mark Green seemed a good bet to be the next mayor, in a soporific race. Now he's playing Rudy and Freddy in a scintillating power-politics poker game.
- September 24, 2001 | Feature
- For American Jews,
the Middle East War Comes Home
- August 20, 2001 | Feature
- Remembering Jack Maple