Articles | The Nation

News and Features

The debate over how to protect the United States from terrorism while safeguarding its guiding values rages with particular intensity in immigrant communities.

In moments of triumphant hubris, titans do themselves in.

If there were a firing squad for political rhetoric, the phrase "single payer" would have to be placed against the wall and blown away.

Margaret Spillane is a native Bostonian.

For years Pittsburghers have witnessed the low regard in which public
television station WQED holds its second channel, WQEX.

Republicans feel anger, unconcealed,
Because Trent Lott revealed what he revealed.
They've always reassured the racist clods

Sorel 3

With Friends of Israel Like These... Oy Vey!

New York Times executive editor Howell Raines shares, with his
fellow liberal Southerner Al Gore, a talent for driving his opponents

The strength of the opposition is not its unity, but its diversity.

In late November, the journalism department at New York University
hosted a forum on Iraq.

An Iraqi opposition meeting does not inspire confidence in US postwar plans.

WHO: Racial Justice 9-11: People of Color Against the War

1. It is morally reprehensible to take a life, and it is especially reprehensible for the state to do so.

While the Bush Administration looks to the weapons inspection process in Iraq to turn up a material breach worthy of war, hawks in and out of government have been making a separate case for inva

The economy of New York City still reels from the attack on September
11, to which has been added the economic effect of global recession and
Wall Street's sharp decline.

While Israel's decisive victories on the battlefield and overwhelming
advantage in military force are crucial to its dominance in the Middle
East, perhaps just as important is the success of it

I can think of no picture of recent years, other than Roman Polanski's
The Pianist, that has won the Palme d'Or at Cannes and yet
stirred neither controversy nor excitement.



With Al Gore bowing out of the 2004 presidential race, the field for Democratic contenders is wide open. In a mock people's primary, WorkingForChange is asking the public who it would like to see running for president in 2004. Is Nader a spoiler or a savior? Can Kerry beat the Bush machine? Does Dean have a chance? Can Daschle ever redeem himself? Tell the Presidential hopefuls themselves what you think. It's easy to email your favorite candidate, urging him or her to run or, more importantly, in the case of someone like Lieberman, not to run. There's even a way to draft your own candidate, be it Michael Moore, Bill Moyers, Oprah Winfrey or Ann Richards. And, after that, check out the Center for Voting and Democracy for ways to get involved in the fight for instant run-off voting, a long overdue electoral reform that would open up the US's two-party system and help allow people outside of the world of moneyed politics to mount legitimate electoral challenges.

Perhaps Henry Kissinger will escape final (on-this-earth) judgement. No trial for war crimes. No public shunning for his lying ways. No disinvitation from <...

Poor Al Gore, he never could get presidential politics right. Just as the former vice president and 2000 Democratic nominee for the top job was starting to take some of the bold stands that might have inspired grassroots Democrats to consider him anew – criticizing the rush to war with Iraq, pointing an appropriate finger of blame for economic instability at Bush tax policies, and acknowledging that a single-payer national health care plan is needed – he decides NOT to run in 2004.

With his announcement Sunday that he would not seek the Democratic presidential nomination, Gore essentially admitted that he could not get away with remaking himself again. The son of a senator who entertained presidential ambitions, Gore has spent a lifetime preparing for the job he has now decided not to seek. It was that process of preparation that finally caught up with him: As Gore prepared for a new run, he found that too few Democrats were all that enthusiastic about the prospect of deciding which Al Gore they would have to try and elect in 2004.

Gore's announcement gives Democrats a chance to move beyond the reinvention of a man to the more significant task of reinventing their party. Despite his many weaknesses, Gore remained a frontrunner for the 2004 nomination in most polls, largely because of his popularity among the most loyal Democratic constituencies, especially African-Americans. Now, Democrats have an opportunity to offer voters not just a fresh face but a fresh approach.