June 23, 2008 | The Nation

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June 23, 2008

Cover: Cover design by Gene Case & Stephen Kling/Avenging Angels, with apologies to Antonio Proh&8acute;as and MAD magazine

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Sixty years of birth pains in Israel; Phyllis Schlafly's honorary doctorate; more on the Alzheimers comic.


Hillary Clinton's moving speech cemented a place for herself and the feminist movement in the unfolding drama of the 2008 presidential election.

The debate over the Climate Security Act reveals a lot about how the next Congress--and the next President--will address the most urgent issue facing humanity.

Walter Mosley joins the editorial board, Dave Zirin becomes the magazine's first sports correspondent.

John Nichols on Scott McClellan's book; Army Chaplain James Yee, Obama convention delegate; George Monbiot attempts a citizen's arrest; Mohamad Bazzi's prizewinning reporting on the Middle East.

Democratic Party leaders should listen to the House members who want a strong antiwar message on the platform.

The Democratic nominee is betting on the basic decency of the American people, their hunger for a discussion of issues and their desire for real change.



Sure, greedy consumers play their part. But George W. Bush is responsible for the five-fold increase in the price of oil.


Forget change you can believe in and start dealing with the changes coming at you as fast as the price of fuel makes its way skyward.

In South Africa ethnic violence against foreigners is beginning to spread and the growing voice of opposition comes from an unlikely source--soccer stars.

Once the bitterness of the present moment has faded, people will recognize they owe Hillary Clinton a standing ovation, even if they can't stand her.

When it comes to American Empire, Obama's change is parsed as running the planet with greater efficiency.

Comix Nation

When the shoe is on the other foot...


Manhattan's El Barrio is facing an uphill battle against a private equity firm attempting to displace low-income residents in a struggle which reflects a growing crisis.

We can blame the Burmese government for the unfolding tragedy in the wake of the cyclone. We can also blame ourselves.

This Week: Chief of staff Chet Kimbrough and Congresswoman Kang consider how to make people do what you want--in the name of the people, of course.

Senate Republicans in denial about global warming blocked a vote Friday on the Climate Security Act, setting the stage for how the next President will address the Earth's most pressing issue.

In its zeal, the federal immigration agency has been deporting US citizens.

Can a populist uprising flourish in a sector traditionally hostile to collective action?

The notorious mercenary firm is now a one-stop shop for security outsourcing, offering CIA-like services to Fortune 500 companies.

Part of the Air Force's new "above all" vision of full-spectrum dominance, America's emerging cyber force has control fantasies that would impress George Orwell.

Books & the Arts

An exhibition looks at the bits and pieces that made up some of the great artwork of Californian artist Jess.

How conservatives have turned a sense of exclusion into a powerful philosophy of self-styled truancy.


And you go down that street
Rainbows ahead bling you
like midnight never does
and I wonder where
evening will be tonight
My loved ones waiting there

3rd Party Article

How a progressive idea ended up reinforcing inequality.

While what the loan companies are doing may appear immoral, it is not illegal.



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