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June 24-July 1, 2013

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Editorials

The Lebanese militia is now deeply embroiled in the Syrian civil war, which has become part of a regional struggle between Saudi Arabia and Iran. 

It’s the height of hypocrisy: They call for repeal of the law but plead for its dollars on behalf of constituents.

John Nichols on Frank Lautenberg, Matt Stroud on prison abuse in Pennsylvania, Jon Wiener on unpaid internships in the UK, the editors on the Bradley Manning trial

That’s right, the evangelist's crusade against depravity took him straight to New York City porn parlors. It looks like he studied their products closely.

Columns

Anti-choicers think what they believe determines how abortion restrictions are enforced. They're dangerously wrong.

Articles

A special report from behind rebel lines. Says one fighter, ‘The hatred in our hearts is growing. I worry that one day it will be bigger than our dreams.’

Early marriage and domestic violence in the camps are a fact of life for girls fleeing the civil war.

Nearly five decades after Bloody Sunday in Selma, he’s in the fight of his life, as the Supreme Court threatens to overturn his signature achievement.

Innovative land management could replenish wetlands and limit flood damage.

There are some hopeful signs, including his recent speech at the National Defense University and a new, less hawkish foreign policy team.

Following a landmark court ruling, the state is on deadline to release tens of thousands of people from prison. Is it succeeding?

Books & the Arts

Book

A new history of the party is too close to its subject, and misses the human drama.

Art

In her printmaking the artist searched for a constantly elusive vision.

Book

Why does Benn Steil’s history of Bretton Woods distort the ideas of Harry Dexter White?

The cameras no longer look at us because we’re famous; we’re famous because they look at us to death.

Crossword

And don’t miss Kosman and Picciotto’s crossword blog, Word Salad.