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July 21-28, 2014 | The Nation

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July 21-28, 2014

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Letters

Saving the venerable NYPL… cooperation, not capitalism… a jewel in the dross… you could look it up…

Editorials

There is much to celebrate in Mississippi, and yet America still needs a year of action on voting rights.

In ruling that police may not search cellphones without a warrant, the Court brought the Fourth Amendment into the twenty-first century.

We can pretend the politics of liberation can be tracked along clearly marked lines, or we can remember that history is like desire.

Columns

There’s no telling how far religious exemptions will go under Justice Alito’s ruling.

The court’s decision to invalidate the abortion clinic buffer zone limits the privacy women require as participants in a democracy.

Articles

Those dedicated to the Palestinian cause should think carefully about the tactics they choose.

Opponents of marijuana-law reform insist that legalization is dangerous—but the biggest threat is to their own bottom line.

The state’s rightward lurch mobilized thousands, but the progressive movement behind Moral Mondays has deep, enduring roots.

Books & the Arts

Book

How the rhetoric of ecoetiquette muddies writing about global warming.

Book

Nadifa Mohamed’s The Orchard of Lost Souls is a haunting and powerful novel.

Art

Why Italian Mannerists like Rosso Fiorentino were painting’s first avant-garde.

Book

For the Staple Singers and Stax Records, political engagement flowed from an artistic renaissance.

Crossword

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