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December 1-8, 2014 | The Nation

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December 1-8, 2014

Cover: illustration by Ryan Inzana

Browse Selections From Recent Years

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2004

Letters

Got it covered… block that vote!… Berman replies… smarter than yeast?… the rich shall inherit… climate poem for Naomi…

Editorials

Obama’s postponement of Keystone XL, EPA emissions regulations and now the China deal are in jeopardy.

The president calls for the reclassification of Internet services under telecommunications in the name of an open Internet.

Conservatives’ silver bullet is a joke.

Columns

The election results reflect a complex reality; the press prefers simple narratives.

A lawsuit is being waged against the “wrongful birth” of a black child.

                                       —Headline, The New York Times

Articles

How else can we explain voters who chose Mitch McConnell senators and Elizabeth Warren policies?

Voters in fourteen states faced new restrictions, and in several races, disenfranchised voters could have changed the outcome.

From blocking nominees to launching pointless investigations to deregulating everything, the new Senate is poised to wreak havoc.

The trouble started when the party abandoned its working-class base.

A look behind the mask reveals a naïve techno-utopianism.

Books & the Arts

Book

Drones have taken on a life of their own in popular culture.

Art

Must art confront ugly realities with an ugliness of its own?

Film

Swagger and survival in Foxcatcher and Red Army

Crossword

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