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December 24-31, 2012 | The Nation

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December 24-31, 2012

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Letters

Flood insurance: build an ark

Editorials

Senate Dems should restore the practice to its proper function: as a tool for public dissent, rather than unchecked, covert obstruction.

Latinos—along with other minorities and youth—are the strongest supporters of action against climate change. It’s time mainstream enviros got the message.

Allison Kilkenny on protesting the “fiscal cliff,” Liliana Segura on Ben Jealous and the Puffin/Nation Prize for Creative Citizenship, Liz Webster on a new Innocence Project for women, Robert Dreyfuss on the military’s targeting of Afghan kids, and the editors on a labor prize for John Nichols.

We are delighted to announce the winners of The Nation’s seventh annual Student Writing Contest, Andrew Gambrione and Tess Saperstein.

Columns

The New York Times columnist is so obsessed with women’s fertility, it’s too bad he can’t get pregnant himself.

Articles

The time has come for a showdown between the reformist and accommodationist wings of the party.

We need to intensify the engagement of grassroots Democrats with progressive ideals.

This mega-bestseller has been attacked repeatedly since its publication forty years ago, but its warnings about the climate were alarmingly prescient. 

Books & the Arts

Book

How a central bank created to exist apart from politics got drawn into bitter political arguments. 

Book

The unconventional story of three women and their unconventional lives in the early twentieth century.

Film

Sam Mendez’s Skyfall, David O. Russell’s Silver Lining Playbook, Joe Wright’s Anna Karenina, Jacques Audiard’s Rust and Bone, Katheryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty.

Book

Breaking the Silence’s Our Harsh Logic: Israeli Soldiers’ Testimonies from the Occupied Territories, 2000–2010.

Crossword

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