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April 22, 2013 | The Nation

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April 22, 2013

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Editorials

His next appointee for FCC chair could determine whether robber barons consolidate their domination of the public discourse.

Four decades ago, he spoke out bravely against the Vietnam War. Will he show the same courage today, in helping to end the fossil-fuel era?
 

Katrina vanden Heuvel on the battle for paid sick days, Elana Leopold on the fight against Pam Geller's Islamaphobic ads, Sarah Woolf on the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, the editors congratulate Katha for her National Magazine Award nomination

Pyongyang's bellicose posturing conforms to an old pattern, but the dangers may be greater now because tensions are rising throughout the region.

This tiny nation has been pushed off a cliff to "save" the eurozone. Reunification may be the only way to turn the island's fortunes around.

Gay rights advocates were hoping that the Court would issue a broad ruling, but the justices seem most concerned with issues of standing.

Articles

How Republicans and industry profiteers are targeting high school students, welfare applicants and the unemployed.

The Communist Party is failing to heed demands for political reform.

In her book Captive Audience, Susan Crawford shows how media giants exert a stranglehold over consumers and government.
 

Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins pulled off a huge upset in a state legislative race by showing that he cared.

Books & the Arts

Television

Afflicted with a mental disorder, Carrie Mathison is an unlikely American hero, and seems a bad bet besides.

Book

How did a man who got so many things wrong become an intellectual celebrity in his own lifetime?

Book

An unreliable anthropologist of traditional societies is a no less dubious diagnostician of the contemporary world.

Crossword

And don’t miss Kosman and Picciotto’s crossword blog, Word Salad.