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April 8, 2013 | The Nation

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April 8, 2013

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Editorials

There is nothing in Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio’s record to suggest that he will reform the Catholic Church.

Max Strasser reports on the Robin Hood Tax in the UK and Andrew Bard Epstein on the Two Row Wampum Renewal Campaign, and the editors congratulate Chris Hayes

It seems unbelievable, but land dedicated to the VA for housing veterans has been denied to them—and LA has more homeless vets than any city in America.

In its historic decision, the Supreme Court ruled that poor people have a right to a lawyer. But today, our system of indigent defense is shameful.

Despite the fact that its "peacekeepers" brought cholera to Haiti, the UN is refusing to fund obvious solutions.

Columns

News stories that followed the NYPD’s killing of a 16-year-old Brooklyn boy show how we criminalize people based on race and geography.

Articles

Can he make New York the “progressive capital of the nation”—by empowering Republicans?

On the tenth anniversary of the US invasion, the country is mired in a permanent crisis of sectarian violence, pervasive corruption and broken infrastructure.

Witnesses say they saw Timothy McKinney shoot an off-duty police officer in 1997. But their stories have changed—and the DA’s office has been caught hiding evidence in death penalty trials.

Surveys demonstrate remarkably progressive attitudes on everything from taxation to regulation to the environment.

We need a Chamber of Progress, made up of all the green and progressive businesses, to fight the predator state that subsidizes large corporations.

Allowing polluters to trade carbon could keep poor Californians breathing unhealthy air.

The New York Times’s new ombudsperson keeps the Gray Lady honest.

Books & the Arts

Book

For Betty Friedan, feminism was humanism: a question of growth, maturation and identity.

Book

In the short stories of Tenth of December, the impression of chaos belies a careful design.

Book

With Anti-Judaism, David Nirenberg has recast the debate about the origins and nature of anti-Semitism in Western thought.

Crossword

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