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April 19, 2010 | The Nation

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April 19, 2010

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Alexander Cockburn on fortunes of marijuana farmers, Calvin Trillin on minding Mitt, Stuart Klawans on Noah Baumbach's Greenberg

Letters

Letters published in the April 19, 2010 issue of The Nation.

Editorials

If banks aren't fighting the financial regulatory bill tooth and nail, then you know the reform isn't worth the paper it's written on.

Obama has been slow to block the rightward charge of the federal judiciary, but he's begun to show signs of spunk.

Plaudits for Nation writers; growing interest in instant runoff voting; xenophobia in Greece.

How to support quality reporting in a digital age.

Columns

As laws and DEA enforcement strategies change, so, too, do the fortunes of Northern California's Humboldt County.

The Catholic Church's moral authority in the secular world is the most detestable aspect of the current scandal.

Articles

A stable government and an end to insurgency are possible--but only if the US withdraws.

The healthcare reform debate exposed the weakness of the prochoice movement. What now?

The nuclear dilemma in the Obama era.

Books & the Arts

Book

Raul Hilberg, the first historian to document the banality of Nazi evil, nursed a lifelong grudge against the woman who borrowed from and popularized his work, Hannah Arendt.

Film

The superficial sincerity of Noah Baumbach's Greenberg is not to be trusted.

Crossword

Puzzle published in the April 19, 2010 issue of The Nation.