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June 20, 2005 | The Nation

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June 20, 2005

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John Nichols and Joel Rogers highlight the importance of US cities, David Corn considers the stem cell wedge and Stuart Klawans reviews Madagascar.

Letters

WHERE HAVE YOU GONE PUBLIC RADIO?

Washington, DC

Editorials

The Israeli university boycott and its subsequent reversal could have been avoided.

The fight over stem cell research has divided Congressional Republicans.

The mask of corporate America

The progressive and regressive politics of Star Wars.

Voters in France and the Netherlands were right to reject the European Constitution.

Why "Deep Throat" and the Watergate story are still important today.

Opposing US-sanctioned torture is today's great task.

Columns

Column Left

The Bush Administration respects Amnesty International only when doing so suits its political agenda.

Ask Dr. Marc

Exchanges on mercury, ephedra and TTP.

In its campaign against Newsweek, the Bush Administration seeks to undermine already faltering public confidence.

There is no specific genetic marker that distinguishes one race from another.

Articles

At Wal-Mart's annual shareholders meeting, the company blames workers for its public relations disasters.

It is time for the Bush Administration to answer for its lies about Iraq.

A look at the past friendship between Fox's racism cop and a neo-Nazi.

Urban centers are by their nature spawning grounds of progressive politics.

Some progressive municipal officials have jumped beyond the boundaries of their communities to address state and national issues.

Progressive cities in a conservative sea.

Books & the Arts

Film

Reviews of Madagascar, Howl's Moving Castle and several other new films.

Television

An analysis of the BBC's documentary on Al Qaeda and Islamic terrorism.