June 16, 2008 | The Nation

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June 16, 2008

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Feminists: The Hillary Divide

Oconomowoc, Wis.


After eight years of misgovernment, Americans must join together to restore our democracy, the rule of law, and our nation's moral standing on history's high road.

Censorship is a really dirty word.

Farmworkers prevail in a long confrontation with Burger King, Dave Zirin interviews Mary Tillman, This Brave Nation debuts June 1 on The Nation.com.

Obama's strangest option for a running mate is also his strongest: Jim Webb, one of the left's strongest voices on Iraq and economic fairness.

It's time for candidates to focus on issues missing from the debate so far: the bloated military budget, an exit from Bush's "war on terror," our failing infrastructure and the deepening financial crisis.



He is the most confounding of candidates, whose inconsistencies speak more of crass opportunism than a real maverick's impulses.


The Fed Chief believes if he pumps enough money into the economy, he can stop the slide of house prices and thus stave off financial disaster. How's he doing? So far, not so good.

Take a look at the qualities right-wing pundits so admire about dove-turned-hawk, Dem-turned-Republican Joe Lieberman.

Why does the fraudulence of the Republican machine remain so widely known and so persistently ignored?

Comix Nation

With apologies to Stephen Foster...


Ron Paul has inspired candidates and activists who are on a quest to remake the GOP. Can they succeed where their hero didn't?

In an open letter to Senator Harry Reid and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, lawyers, clergy and human rights activists voice alarm at mounting evidence of torture and human rights violations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

This Week: Everybody wants something, while Congresswoman Kang learns just what it takes to play in the adult sandbox .

As corporate giants and venture capitalists race to monetize cyberspace, progressives need to step up and become players in the global media game. Here's how they can do it.

How the Senator won the war of words on Iraq again and again and again.

HBO's Recount will bring back bad
memories, which is precisely why you should see it.

The feminist health manual's message has evolved as its impact has spread globally.

France has by far the most vibrant revolutionary left in Western Europe.

The visionary professor who inspired the "free culture" movement takes on money in politics.

SEIU battles the California Nurses and dissidents within its own ranks.

The media reform movement has made a few inroads, but there's still a long way to go.

Books & the Arts

In A Conservative History of the American Left, Daniel Flynn can't decide whether to ridicule the left or fear it.


British punk rocker and activist Billy Bragg talks about his new album and the politics and economics of free online music.


Who are films like Speed Racer, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and The Edge of Heaven really aimed at?


With two bodies of work recently reissued, now is a good time to wonder why novelist Patrick Hamilton is worth remembering.


Will TV's new world of branding and product integration destroy small independent productions?

A John Adams portrait seen through the sympathetic lens of HBO is more than the historical figure ever hoped for.

3rd Party Article

Asian American and Pacific Islander communities make their voices and issues heard at the first annual presidential town hall meeting in California.

A museum curator reaches out to digital generation youth and expands museum possibilities.


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