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January 7, 2008 Issue

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  • Features

    Obama, Race and the Presidency

    Barack Obama's historic victory in Iowa comes at a crucial time for a nation still grappling with how remedies to offset racism affect America's power structure.

    Ari Melber

  • Return of the Swift Boaters

    As conservatives stare into an electoral abyss, the shadowy group that smeared John Kerry in 2004 has reorganized and stands poised to do its dirty work again.

    Christopher Hayes

  • Edwards Calls to End US Training Effort in Iraq

    His new stance could have an impact on Iowa caucus-goers.

    Tom Hayden

  • Amnesia at the Multiplex

    Two films address US adventures in Afghanistan and Pakistan, with a big dose of historical amnesia, political pandering, moral superiority and outraged innocence.

    Lakshmi Chaudhry

  • Pakistan Without Benazir

    The deeply flawed, arresting, autocratic Benazir Bhutto had the wherewithal to save her country but repeatedly disappointed. Yet she represented the best secular option for breaching Pakistan's multiple fissures.

    Moni Mohsin

  • Benazir Bhutto: A Death Foretold

    For all her pro-American rhetoric, many in Benazir Bhutto's party held America responsible for the "judicial murder" of her father. Will Bhutto's assassination have a like impact?

    Graham Usher

  • About Citizen Kang

    Political fact marries political fiction in Citizen Kang, an online serialized novel that unfolds in weekly installments on The Nation.com throughout Campaign 08.

    Gary Phillips

  • Benazir Bhutto: An Age of Hope Is Over

    As the world mourns the loss of Benazir Bhutto, it would be myopic to focus only on Islamic-inspired violence and on Pakistan. For all of post-independence history, South Asia has been a region drenched in blood.

    Barbara Crossette

  • Another Death in Rawalpindi

    The killing of Benazir Bhutto echoes Pakistan's troubled history, portends more violence and flags a proud country's collapse into chaos. It also signals the manifest bankruptcy of the Bush Administration's anti-terrorism.

    Aziz Huq

  • Wide Stance

    Meet California Congresswoman Cynthia Kang, a woman of considerable political ambition, and some secrets. Episode 1 of an ongoing online political mystery.

    Gary Phillips

  • State of the World 2008

    The United Nations' chief troubleshooter and mediator, Lakhdar Brahimi, considers what should come next in Iraq, Iran and Afghanistan and how US foreign foreign policy went so far astray.

    Barbara Crossette

  • Muqtada al-Sadr’s Power Grab

    The bad boy of Iraqi politics is going back to school. al-Sadr's plan to become an ayatollah has enormous implications for Iraqis and the United States.

    Mohamad Bazzi

  • About Facebook

    As the old concept of privacy fades and a new one arises online, what is being lost?

    Ari Melber

  • Divided States

    A patchwork of local laws reflects the complicated, contradictory national debate over immigration policy.

    Peter Schrag

  • South Carolina: Inside the ‘Black Primary’

    As Clinton and Obama square off in South Carolina, a window opens on the fractured state of black politics. It's been an extended soul search. And it ain't over yet.

    Bob Moser

  • Best of The Nation 2007

    It was a year of alarming news and amazing reporting on the Iraq War, the rise of private mercenary firms, the burgeoning business of disaster capitalism, an ever more vulnerable environment. Here's how The Nation covered the year.

    Joan Connell

  • Editorials

    Nation Note

    Welcoming Peter Gizzi, The Nation's new poetry editor.

    the Editors

  • Writers of the World Unite

    Striking members of the Writers Guild of America are bringing the labor movement something it hasn't had for a long time: an audience.

    Luvh Rakhe

  • Noted.

    Dana Perino's ignorance, Michael Ratner's Puffin/Nation Prize.

    the Editors

  • Election ’08

    As Iowans are poised to kick off a front-loaded political season, do standout candidates Edwards and Obama have the potential to appeal to progressives?

    the Editors

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  • Books and the Arts

    Charlie Wilson’s War–and Ours

    Unlike the plot of the latest Tom Hanks film, the blowback price of our incessant meddling could prove quite high. And even Hollywood can't put a pretty face on that one.

    Robert Scheer

  • Amnesia at the Multiplex

    Two films address US adventures in Afghanistan and Pakistan, with a big dose of historical amnesia, political pandering, moral superiority and outraged innocence.

    Lakshmi Chaudhry

  • Writers of the World Unite

    Striking members of the Writers Guild of America are bringing the labor movement something it hasn't had for a long time: an audience.

    Luvh Rakhe

  • Car Talk

    A mock-heroic travelogue by Julio Cortázar and his wife captures the contemplative life on the road.

    Colin Fleming

  • Western Promises

    From the archive: A book by a former ICTY official offers a vivid insider's account of realpolitik at the Milosevic trial.

    Marc Perelman

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