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January 7-14, 2013 | The Nation

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January 7-14, 2013

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Letters

Swank Filer, where are you? (reprise); Poland in wartime; four-letter words.

Editorials

We have the ability to prevent another mass shooting. But do we have the will?

It's still unclear what motivated the Newtown shooter, but the small towns where such deadly outbursts tend to occur have some things in common.

Lee Fang on the NRA’s real mission, Allison Kilkenny on Occupy the NRA, John Nichols on ALEC and guns, the editors on Josh Eidelson's Sidney Award

When The New York Times first revealed the NSA was wiretapping Americans without a warrant in 2005, it was a scandal. But the government continues to spy with impunity—and what was once illegal has become the law.

Columns

Honor the Newtown victims by supporting groups working to end the outrageous levels of violence in our society.

In crafting laws after the horrifying killings in Connecticut, it’s crucial that we recognize our own collective trauma before we rush to act.

Articles

The new labor campaign against the retail giant faces daunting odds, and the stakes are high: most of us live in the Walmart economy.

A massive recent spike in gun sales has boosted Walmart’s flagging profits, making it the top seller of firearms and ammunition nationwide.

From Bernie Sanders to Boots Riley, from Marcia Moody to Jane McAlevey, we celebrate nineteen activists, movements and politicians.

Books & the Arts

Book

How thrillers inform spycraft, and the fictions that belie them both.

Book

The European émigré who became a philosopher of American cinema.

Art

The Canadian artist who transformed the Vancouver art scene.

Crossword

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