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April 29, 2013

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Editorials

Rinku Sen on the Associated Press's decision to "drop the 'i' word," Robert Dreyfuss on Hagel's bad budget rhetoric, and the editors on a prize for Nation illustrator Steven Brodner.

From the All in the Red Collective in New York to the Oxy Sexual Assault Coalition in California, young activists are on the march.

Margaret Thatcher's smiling villainy sparked a generation of dissent—and neoliberal policies that live on today.

Sandy Hook opened a rare opportunity to change not just a few laws but the basic terms of debate over public safety and social responsibility.

Obama's budget proposal is both bad politics and bad economics—our real crisis is that most Americans lack the means for a secure retirement.

Columns

In every way, her agenda opposed the interests of ordinary working people. How did she get so many of them to vote against their own economic interests again and again?

Articles

President Fernando Lugo's ouster was called a coup in South America. But the US didn't blink.

Fifty years later, James Donovan's "metadiplomacy" shows that normal relations are possible.

Post Election Day, is the network's huge audience tuning out?

Slut-shaming, name-calling and no respect: welcome to life in literary America for a twenty-first-century female author.

Books & the Arts

Art

How a photographer’s images of Jews were liberated from the lachrymose history he imposed upon them.

Book

No one dies for poetry anymore, not even in Russia. Enter the oligarchs, who steer clear of Putin’s ire by sponsoring literary prizes.

Film

Sally Potter’s Ginger & Rosa, Su Friedrich’s Gut Renovation, Shirley Clarke’s Portrait of Jason, Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers.

Krugman affirms the way things are, no matter how often he choruses the word "change."

Crossword

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