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April 16, 2012 | The Nation

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April 16, 2012

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Carol Gilligan on the women's vote, Stuart Klawans on The Hunger Games, and a poem by John Coletti.

Editorials

As long as black men are assumed to be armed and dangerous, Stand Your Ground laws will produce more Trayvon Martins.

If they believe that in exercising control over women's reproductive functions, they will also control women's voices, they are wrong.

Zoë Carpenter on a community radio victory, Dana Frank on the White House support for Honduras, James Murphy on Ireland's Can't Pay Won't Pay Movement, Eric Alterman on Mike Daisey, plus a new poll on Afghanistan.

In his defense, the embattled monologist stressed the differences between theater and journalism. Did he have a point?

Columns

From William Kristol to Condi Rice to Joel Klein, conservatives turn disastrous decisions into fabulous careers. How do they do it?

Despite the end of Jim Crow, it is once again socially, politically and legally acceptable to presume the guilt of nonwhite bodies.

Articles

On its fiftieth anniversary, the founding declaration of SDS echoes today in democracy movements around the world.

How progressives can make energy a pocketbook issue, with greener rides—and greener wallets—for the middle class.

Books & the Arts

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The use of food as a weapon during World War II.

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Dale Carpenter's exceptional account of the history of Lawrence v. Texas.

Film

Gary Ross's The Hunger Games, Terence Davies's The Deep Blue Sea.

Crossword

Don’t miss Kosman and Picciotto’s new crossword blog, Word Salad.