Articles and Essays by Mark Engler

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Mel Gibson’s True Passion

Gibson's vulgar, anti-Semitic rant upon his arrest for drunk driving should prompt reexamination of The Passion of the Christ.

Introduction to “The Republicans”

A book of photographs by Steve Simon.

Reverend Billy’s Holiday Shopocalypse

The Church of Stop Shopping hits the road.

Republicans Among Us

A week in review from the Republican National Convention, inside and out.

New York Says “No”

Why the city will -- and should -- demonstrate against the Republican Convention.

A Progressive Declaration Against Terror

Fighting terror while opposing Bush.

My Political Suicide Note

As a candidate for President, there are certain things that John Kerry can't say. But I can.

Wisconsin Farewell: A Dean Retrospective

With Howard Dean's withdrawal from the presidential race it's time to take stock of the candidate's dramatic reversal of fortune, and to appreciate his contribution to a revived Democratic Party.

Government Attacks on MLK Show Need to Protect Rights

More than just spying on him, the government was actively attempting to sabotage King's work, going so far as trying to persuade the civil rights leader to kill himself.

Amnistia Ahora!

The Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride revives the U.S. immigration debate.