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February 20, 2012 | The Nation

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February 20, 2012

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Betsy Reed on the Republican primary circus, John Nichols on redistricting and Calvin Trillin on Newt Gingrich’s biggest supporter

Letters

From the grassy knoll; democracy is coming to town; phenotype in the pea patch; acclaim suduko frenzy without you, I hear

Editorials

It eliminates competition and guarantees incumbent power.

How can it be that a party with nearly limitless financial resources has such paltry human resources?

David Cole on the Supreme Court’s surprising defense of privacy, Umar Farooq on a student victory against a juvenile jail, Robert Dreyfuss on the legacy of the Haditha Massacre

Not really. But debates on rising inequality are now de rigueur at the World Economic Forum.

Columns

Steve Jobs told Obama that Apple manufacturing jobs are never coming back to the US. Really?

Shouldn't it be obvious that birth control coverage is about women's health, not “religious freedom”?

Articles

Republicans are using the redistricting process to undermine minority voting power and ensure their party's dominance.

The Keystone fight showed ordinary Nebraskans their power. Will their unlikely alliance stick?

The US policy of criminalizing undocumented immigrants has led innocent deportees to be jailed and maligned in their home countries.

Books & the Arts

Press

El País, Público and Spain’s Second Transition.

Film

George Lucas’s Red Tails, Agnieszka Holland’s In Darkness.