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February 8, 1999 | The Nation

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February 8, 1999

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Editorials

If the nuclear industry gets its way, thousands of tons of deadly radioactive waste will roll onto public roads and rail lines, bound for a geologically unstable storage site in the Nevada des

Research support provided by the Investigative Fund of The Nation Institute.

Columns

The networks are busy interviewing everyone with a law degree about what to expect from the impeachment trial of President Clinton.

Chief Justice Rehnquist now presides.

He rules the chamber that decides

If Clinton should remain or go.

This role's important, that we know.

Articles

"Nothing in life is so exhilarating," Winston Churchill wrote in his memoir of the Boer War, "as to be shot at without result." Surely this accounts for the ebullience of Congressional Democra

Research assistance was provided by the Investigative Fund of The Nation Institute.

Books & the Arts

Book

In the early eighties,

I, Rigoberta Menchú

became an international bestseller.

Book

The election of new AFL-CIO leaders more than three years ago ushered in an era of

glasnost
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Book

All during the year 1984, those of us with firsthand experience in Africa knew that drought and famine were cutting across vast swaths of the continent.

"They've come to steal my dreams," whimpers a female voice.