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June 19, 2006 Issue

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  • Features

    Henry Paulson’s Treasury

    Goldman Sachs chairman and CEO Henry Paulson faces ethical, political and economic challenges if confirmed as Bush's latest Treasury Secretary.

    Nomi Prins

  • P-Funk Politics

    As hurricane season began in earnest, Ray Nagin, who famously declared New Orleans a "chocolate city," began his second term as mayor. What better time to appreciate the way George Clinton, America's should-be poet laureate, has funked up politics?

    Ned Sublette

  • Letter From Bolivia: Morales Moves

    Evo Morales and his Movement Toward Socialism party face two formidable foes: a far left discontented with neoliberalism and a combative rancher-based right wing.

    Christian Parenti

  • What They’re Marching For

    With or without a comprehensive immigration bill, a working-class immigrant Latino movement is emerging--allied with progressive groups--that could reverse a tide of xenophobia and make significant gains.

    Saurav Sarkar

  • A Shared Vision

    The vitality of the new Latino-led immigration movement could provide the spark to jolt the civil rights movement out of its complacency and create a shared notion of an imagined future.

    Salim Muwakkil

  • A Bronx Tale

    Grassroots activists tap into the momentum of the immigrant rights movement to bring blacks and Latinos together on shared concerns.

    Michelle García

  • Voices of a New Movimiento

    As they push for immigrants rights legislation--and brace for the inevitable backlash--a diverse array of emerging leaders have their eyes on a larger prize.

    Roberto Lovato

  • Campus Breakthrough on Sweatshop Labor

    The University of California has thrown its weight behind an antisweatshop initiative on campus logowear, proof that conscientious consumers can humanize the forces of global capitalism.

    Peter Dreier and Richard Appelbaum

  • Editorials

    Why Haditha Matters

    The Haditha massacre cannot be blamed solely on soldiers gone berserk. The Marine Corps cover-up suggests that moral damage from the Iraq War has affected more than a single debased unit.

    the Editors

  • All DeLay’s Children

    Tom DeLay has left Congress, but his legacy lives on in the work of five disciples.

    Ari Berman

  • ‘Nation’ Notes

    Herman Schwartz was named by Alliance for Justice as its 2006 Champion of Justice.

    the Editors

  • ‘Tester Time’ in Montana

    John Tester's populist politics and country style make him the perfect candidate to unseat Senator Conrad Burns. Next step is for the progressive Montana farmer to win the June 6 primary.

    John Nichols

  • Cellmates’ Reunion

    Desperate for medical care, an ailing granny pies the President and finds a soft bed in a country club prison. It's enough to make you go out and commit a crime.

    Barbara Garson

  • Enron Rules Still Apply

    True reform in the wake of the Enron scandal means tightening the standards of corporate law so that executives who abuse their power are held accountable for their crimes.

    the Editors

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  • Books and the Arts

    P-Funk Politics

    As hurricane season began in earnest, Ray Nagin, who famously declared New Orleans a "chocolate city," began his second term as mayor. What better time to appreciate the way George Clinton, America's should-be poet laureate, has funked up politics?

    Ned Sublette

  • Local Hero

    Reviews of the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival, A Prairie Home Companion and The Da Vinci Code.

    Stuart Klawans


  • The Missionary Position

    Like radical Islamists and American interventionists, Ayaan Hirsi Ali's The Caged Virgin and Irshad Manji's The Trouble With Islam Today express great concern for Muslim women. But the trouble is not necessarily with Islam.

    Laila Lalami

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