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December 15-22, 2014 | The Nation

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December 15-22, 2014

Cover: illustration by Victor Juhasz

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Editorials

Angry protesters are seeking justice for Michael Brown—and much more.

Even the most ardent Hillary supporters should acknowledge that Democrats—and the country—will be better served if she has real competition in the primaries.

The hard-won relief arrived only after undocumented workers and their families took huge risks to step forward and lead.

A conversation with the feminist playwright and One Billion Rising leader, whose new play, O.P.C., opens in Cambridge on November 28.

A guide to funneling cash to Clinton

Columns

Pipeline apologists tell us the president’s decision isn’t that important for the climate—the dirty oil will flow anyway. Here’s why they’re wrong.

They aren’t very interested in compromise, or birth control—or, for that matter, in engaging much with pro-choicers.

Articles

The architect of Media Matters and American Bridge created an apparatus to fend off enemies—right and left.

As her record shows, Clinton has embraced destructive nationalist myths about America’s role in the world.

Depending on whom you ask, Clinton is a triangulating pro-corporate Democrat or a heroic shatterer of glass ceilings—or both.

Books & the Arts

Behind Richard Pryor’s jokes and barbs was a man yearning to be free.

Film

Benedict Cumberbatch plays Alan Turing as a creature of secrets in The Imitation Game.

Crossword

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