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June 14, 2010 | The Nation

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June 14, 2010

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

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Alexander Cockburn on Israel, Calvin Trillin on Rand Paul and Stuart Klawans on Robin Hood

Editorials

Derivatives regulation, a consumer financial protection agency, limits on speculative trading—will they make it into the final financial reform bill?

Who bears responsibility for this environmental crisis—and how can we prevent another?

Ed Morales on students striking in Puerto Rico, Greg Kaufmann on the right to rent, John Nichols on the real cost of war

An appeals court ruling that foreigners held at Bagram can't challenge their detention gives the military an easy way to avoid legal review: send all detainees to Afghanistan, no matter where they're captured.

The mainstream media track Fox News as if it were the Sixth Estate. Does that benefit us—or Fox?

Columns

Border control is a fact of life for many human rights activists and political leaders. And it is a daily, humiliating reality for Palestinians and their relatives.

I don't like face-veiling either. But how does criminalizing Muslim women's clothing make them more equal?

Articles

The change we need in education policy is more than a rebranding of No Child Left Behind.

Forget quick fixes. To compete internationally, we need to improve the whole system.

Bringing "choice" and "accountability" to the education system sounded good on paper, but in reality, that effort has failed.

Far from the media spotlight, innovation in education is going on in unexpected places.

Community schools alter the arc of children's lives by addressing academic and social needs.

Despite the hype around charters, it's magnet schools that have a real track record of success.

Books & the Arts

Book

Ira Berlin and Steven Hahn want to counter the ways that the integrationist story of the American past casts aside alternative understandings of black history.

Book

Like Charles Dickens's Gradgrind, Justice Louis Brandeis wanted facts.

Film

Jean-Luc Godard's Breathless, George A. Romero's Survival of the Dead.

Crossword

This puzzle originally appeared in the June 14, 1975, issue.