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April 5, 2010 | The Nation

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April 5, 2010

Cover: Cover illustration by Victor Juhasz, design by Gene Case & Stephen Kling/Avenging Angels

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Samuel Zipp on Jane Jacobs, Calvin Trillin on Eric Massa, and JoAnn Wypijewski on the closet that persists

Letters

Letters to the editor for the April 5, 2010, issue.

Editorials

John Nichols on Kucinich care; Nicholas Kusnetz on free trade with Colombia.

Texas's new curriculum teaches students about: women who adhere to traditional gender roles, the Confederacy, some parts of the Constitution, capitalism, the military and religion.

We support passage of the healthcare legislation, even as we urge the progressive community to begin the struggle immediately to correct its many flaws and improve its protections.

Columns

African-American children face threats to their survival, and African-American women are confronted with challenges to their capacity to parent healthy children. But shaming misinformation campaigns do nothing to address these problems.

It's our turn now--and here's our list.

Articles

A clash between a feminist activist and a former Guantánamo detainee divides the left.

Despite brutal repression, a bold resistance movement is defying the US-backed coup regime.

They're baaaaack! Liz, Dick, Bill and the neocons plot to retake Washington.

Books & the Arts

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There's more to the legend of Jane Jacobs than her showdown with Robert Moses.
 

Book

For all its defenders, privacy remains hard to understand.

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"There is such a thing as a moral atmosphere." So said Violet Gibson, the woman who shot Mussolini.

Crossword

This puzzle originally appeared in the April 18, 1959, issue.