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July 2-9, 2012 | The Nation

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July 2-9, 2012

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Editorials

The crushing recall loss shows that labor must find better ways to defend itself in the electoral arena.

Revelations about Obama's drone assassinations led to official outrage—against the leakers. It's the policy that warrants investigation.

Growing public protest, along with two landmark lawsuits, may put an end to this dragnet policy that overwhelmingly targets young black and Latino men.

Connor Guy on Washington State's pot politics, Robert Dreyfuss on NATO's civilian casualties, plus a new election blog from Greg Mitchell

After two decades, we're no closer to reducing global poverty or enhancing sustainable development. Politicians will change only when mass action forces them to.

Columns

Forty-six percent of Americans believe that God created human beings within the last 10,000 years or so. Worry.

Europeans are not threatened by a Muslim minority. It's the other way round.

Articles

In the US today, the very ordinariness of Muslim-American life has become grounds for suspicion.

From Arab bandits to TV terrorists, the history of Islamophobia in US popular culture is long and ugly.

Behind nearly every “foiled terror plot” lurks a government informant sent to entrap hapless young Muslim men.

Assailed by the right as a fiction, anti-Muslim bias is all too real for those who live with it.

Sharia is as unthreatening to the US legal system as the ideas in the Old Testament. Yet bigoted hysteria is fueling legislation that actually undermines our courts.

Before the War on Terror and Ray Kelly's spies, the War on Crime helped transform the NYPD into a small army.

Philanthropist Nina Rosenwald has used her millions to cement the alliance between the pro-Israel lobby and the Islamophobic fringe.

My dad, Dr. Sami Al-Arian, was arrested by the FBI on trumped up charges, sending a chill through the local Muslim community. Yet we found support from unlikely allies.

Books & the Arts

Book

In his memoir, The Patagonian Hare, the Shoah director’s life upstages his masterwork.

Book

Emily Bernard’s Carl Van Vechten and the Harlem Renaissance.

Film

Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom, Kirby Dick’s The Invisible War, Ridley Scott’s Prometheus

Crossword

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