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February 19, 2007 | The Nation

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February 19, 2007

Cover: Cover by Gene Case & Stephen Kling/Avenging Angels

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Herbert Mitgang on Bush's legacy, Stephen Gillers on censorship, Alexander Cockburn on whether Congress can stop the war.

Letters

JAY-Z--SCORCHED?

New York City

Editorials

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is using immigration control measures to retaliate against undocumented workers who stand up for their rights.

Thanks to the efforts of the peace movement and a significant shift in public opinion, we can stop this war. But it's not going to be easy.

We're happy to announce the addition of three new members to our
editorial board:

More proof that Bush has been the most dangerous President in American history.

Jim Webb's blunt talk on populist economics challenges Democrats to craft a 2008 strategy that allows all Americans to share the wealth.

Friends of The Nation pay tribute to warmest-hearted populist ever to pick up a pen, who wrote with passion, humor and unbridled joy.

Columns

TruthDig

Bush's military budget has less to do with running the country than with rewarding his pals and paying off his political debts.

Howl

China is losing its taste for lending the United States money that finances our wars, props up our dollar and shores up our credit.

The people don't like the war, but it will go on as long as there is money to fund it.

Articles

In the world's increasingly crowded cities, personal space is shrinking--and so are options for personal happiness.

David Axelrod, Barack Obama's closest political adviser, is applying the lessons he learned from Chicago's ugly racialized politics.

In Egypt, bloggers have cracked into a tightly sealed state monopoly on information dissemination.

Low-wage workers in hotels near Los Angeles International Airport are the latest to benefit from the city's living-wage law, riding a wave of considerable political momentum.

The time has come to clear the records of two women convicted of obscenity for publishing excerpts from Joyce's Ulysses.

Books & the Arts

Book

In a book-length essay on the novel, Milan Kundera foresees the curtain of literary history drawing to a close.

Poetry

Rhetorical acts of defiance define the work of three contemporary Palestinian poets.

Poetry

words have been used up
chewed up like gum
by lovely young mouths
have been turned into white
balloons bubbles

Book

William Empson's writing shaped modern criticism. A new biography restores him to his proper eminence.

3rd Party Article

Does accurately covering a protest mean putting yourself at risk of police harassment? Some young journalists say it does.

A bill in Maine would disenfranchise college students.

Why and how you should work with them.