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July 5, 2010 | The Nation

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July 5, 2010

Cover: Cover design by Gene Case & Stephen Kling/Avenging Angels

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Amy Traub on bashing public employees, David Bacon on miners' strikes in Mexico and Calvin Trillin on glass ceilings

Editorials

Fresh faces aside, the Republican Party's stance on the issues that matter to working mothers is as regressive as it's ever been.

Scapegoating public employees is an insidious way of dividing public and private sector workers who share common interests.

Esther Kaplan on indictments of New Orleans police officers in the shooting death of Henry Glover.

The strike at Cananea highlights the extremely unsafe conditions of Mexican mines.

Columns

Sure, some Americans use their flag in poor taste.  But should they be prevented from doing so?

The White House press corps is entirely focused on what happens inside the White House. While that's not irrelevant, it's not what's really important.

Articles

The era of "Lock 'em up and throw away the key" seems, slowly, to be drawing to a close.

Punishing Israel's most progressive elements will not help to end the occupation.

His single-minded pursuit of growth alienated allies. Did it produce the gains he promised?

Books & the Arts

Emily Dickinson's reclusiveness was a way of protecting the world from herself.

Could the introduction of genetically modified genes into Mexico's landrace corns lead to their extinction?

Gabriel García Márquez's Clandestine in Chile; Jaron Lanier's You Are Not a Gadget; Roger Lowenstein's The End of Wall Street

Crossword

This puzzle originally appeared in the July 5, 1975, issue.