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December 26, 2011 | The Nation

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December 26, 2011

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Ed Morales on the policing crisis in Puerto Rico, Sam Pizzigati on what US progressives can learn from Britain and Calvin Trillin on the lamentations of the late-night comics

Letters

Bill Moyers hits it out of the park, Rita Dove writes and Jeremy Bass replies, Wangari Maathai was missed, comments about our look

Editorials

In contrast to Obama’s go-easy approach, officials like Eric Schneiderman and Martha Coakley are insisting on vigorous prosecution of bankers.

This is the second time in living memory that an American movement protesting social injustice has embraced her.

Marcy Wheeler on indefinite detention for US citizens, Peter Kornbluh on the legacy of US complicity in Chile and the editors on Tony Kushner, winner of the Puffin/Nation Prize for Creative Citizenship.

The US bombing of a Pakistani border outpost, US drone attacks and Pakistani support for the Taliban—all threaten to destroy the chances for a peaceful US-NATO exit from Afghanistan.

It’s insane that an affair—and not his cockamamie ideas—finished Cain.

Columns

The MSM’s addiction to false equivalence continues to distort our political debate.

His rise and fall are instructive about the way race, sex and class operate in presidential campaigns.

Articles

What US progressives can learn from British efforts to fight inequality.

With draconian laws like Georgia’s HB 87 hitting women especially hard, women’s groups are taking up the fight for immigrants’ rights.

Brutality is an old problem, one that has worsened under the government of Luis Fortuño.

Books & the Arts

Book

A Mexican intellectual takes the measure of liberalism and revolution in twentieth-century Latin America.

Book

A novelist’s lyrical attempt to measure the immeasurable.

Film

Martin Scorsese’s Hugo.