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Conservatives cannot explain
Just why reporters boost McCain.
It seems an odd way to express
The liberal bias of the press.

Isn't it curious how often the policy disaster that is posited as the thing that will never happen takes place within minutes?

Research assistance provided by the Investigative Fund of The Nation Institute.

Dentists and cardiologists warn their patients about plaque, harmful to both teeth and arteries.

The cold war has been over for a decade but it lingers on the American home front.

The Color of School Reform represents the kind of scholarship that by rights should influence the design of smart policy.

Our New Year's number is a mother goose with three eggs tucked behind. It could be a sign of cryptic rhymes and unhatched possibilities--or maybe of silliness, tailed by a lot of nothing.

How ironic that Ashcroft's supporters now ask that he be treated with kid gloves during his own nomination hearings.

The Week.

July 26, 1900

The Week.

February 20, 1913

Protest and Survive

Ihave come to the view that a general nuclear war is not only possible but probable, and that its probability is increasing....

The Character of Presidents

The President we get is the country we get. With each new President the nation is conformed spiritually.

"Le monde n'est pas une marchandise"--the world is not a commodity--proclaimed the large banner in the Parisian demonstration against the WTO.

Nelson Algren's 1961 review of Catch-22 is at www.thenation.com.

I watched these presidential hopefuls join
Together for debating in Des Moines,
And many times I heard allegiance sworn
To Jesus and to babies not quite born.

The ideological rigidity that governs punditocracy trade debate transcends right/left dichotomies.

Research assistance was provided by the Investigative Fund of The Nation Institute.