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February 4, 2013 | The Nation

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February 4, 2013

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Editorials

After taking some hits, the movement for abortion rights is pushing back—and has some new tricks up its sleeve.

Tana Ganeva on the Homeless Bill Of Rights, Ryan Devereaux on an anti-stop-and-frisk ruling, Jessica Valenti on American rape culture.

Exploding the myth of the “two Indias,” the brutal attacks on women have shown that there is only one, where social Darwinism reigns. 

Obama, Congress and the media continue their dangerous, one-dimensional approach.

Columns

Planned Parenthood has concluded that “choice” is not always the best rallying cry. But it can still pack a punch.

The Roberts Court has shifted away from the very collective values and ideas that will be necessary to enact—and uphold—crucial policies on guns and mental health.

Articles

Call it municipal disobedience: communities like Sugar Hill, New Hampshire, are defying laws they deem illegitimate.

Chuck Hagel is no leftist. But he has stood up to AIPAC, the defense industry and the neocons.

In his new book Kill Anything That Moves, Nick Turse shows that what were often presented as isolated atrocities were in fact the norm.

The latest trend toward fossil fuels is dangerous for the entire planet, since China is the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases.

Books & the Arts

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Joseph Anton is a tale of betrayals: of free speech, communities, religion, marriages, personal convictions, friends.

Book

Lucia Perillo’s On the Spectrum of Possible Deaths.

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The tension between the personal and the political permeates new books on Haiti by Amy Wilentz and Jonathan M. Katz.

Crossword

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