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July 16-23, 2012 | The Nation

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July 16-23, 2012

Cover: Cover illustration by Steve Brodner, design by Milton Glaser Incorporated

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Letters

On Christa Wolf, Katha Pollitt and “a stitch in nine.”

Editorials

The Supreme Court has upheld the Affordable Care Act, but in other recent decisions has also guaranteed that corporations will have even more power to shape public debate about the issue.

Contrary to many claims, the Supreme Court did not uphold the “show me your papers” provision of SB-1070—the decision is a near-complete victory for immigrants’ rights.

Andrea Jones and Max Rivlin-Nadler on the silent march against stop-and-frisk, Richard Kim on Voting Rights Watch 2012

Why did the Court limit its ruling to cases with mandatory sentences, instead of banning juvenile life without parole altogether?

The Trans-Pacific Partnership, which would grant enormous new powers to corporations, is a massive assault on democracy.

Articles

Bain Capital is part of a system that enriches Wall Street while impoverishing millions.

The paper had a problem: it needed a blogger to cover conservatives. It wound up with a bigger problem.

“Captured in Somalia in 2003, Suleiman Abdallah was one of the ‘disappeared’ prisoners of the ‘war on terror.’ When I finally found him years later, he was a broken man.”

If GOP lawmakers get their way, voting will become much more difficult in the Sunshine State.

Books & the Arts

Art

When collecting works of avant-garde art, Albert Barnes and Leo and Gertrude Stein seemed even madder than its makers.

Book

In the secret history of property law, property rests on the authority of the state.

Poetry

Robert Pinsky’s Selected Poems shows that being popular doesn't entail being predictable.

Crossword

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