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January 21, 2013 | The Nation

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January 21, 2013

Cover: Illustration by Steve Brodner; design by Milton Glaser Incorporated

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Editorials

Here are just a few things the Foreign Relations Committee should be asking Obama’s nominee for secretary of state.

Democrats introduced a gun control bill on the first day of the new Congress. But can they overcome the NRA?

John Nichols on our unelected senators, Robert Dreyfuss on the Newtowns in Afghanistan, Natasja Sheriff on suicides in Tibet, Preston L. Schiller on Jane Holtz Kay

Refusing to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, Republicans are leaving rape victims with few options.

Republicans have been blocking Obama's nominations—but the president’s refusal to fight back is part of the problem.

Columns

Nathan Englander’s play, The Twenty-Seventh Man, focuses on the moment that Yiddish culture in Russia died a sudden and unnatural death.

Articles

Local and state governments are gaining the ability to restore basic services and infrastructure.

The man renowned as an anti-tax ideologue is actually a typical K Street operator.

Long waits and too few providers are consigning more and more women to illegal abortions.

The US military’s “Pacific Pivot” is raising tensions with China and prompting local resistance.

Books & the Arts

How the neoliberal urban development schemes of the Mubarak regime have gained new life under the Muslim Brotherhood.

Book

Can recordings of classical music ever be in concert with concert hall performances?

Book

Ayana Mathis’s The Twelve Tribes of Hattie; Andrey Platonov’s Happy Moscow

Crossword

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