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June 28, 2010 | The Nation

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June 28, 2010

Cover: Cover design by Gene Case & Stephen Kling/Avenging Angels

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John Nichols on big spending in the primaries, Jordan Stancil on the European debt crisis and Nicholas Kusnetz on the organization behind pro-corporate legislation

Editorials

Obama's recovery plan halted the economic free fall. But the labor market has not recovered.

In recent primaries, winners clinched nominations by spending big.

Ari Berman on Arkansas, Nicholas Kusnetz on Nikki Haley, and kudos for Katrina.
 

Despite public outrage and thirst for justice, there's a decent chance that BP will escape from the catastrophe relatively unscathed.

To break through the impasse in the Middle East, Obama must go to Jerusalem.

Columns

Americans sacrifice to pay for a militarized, increasingly unequal society. Is it any wonder that people respond to calls for selflessness with defensiveness and cynicism?

Despite conservative attempts to whitewash what they learn in school, young Americans are a diverse and tolerant bunch—and they know it.

Articles

BDS has become a key battleground in the struggle over the future of Israel/Palestine.

Taxpayers of the eurozone are now on the hook for the financial risks any EU member takes. That makes a coordinated economic policy imperative.

The debt crisis can be traced to regressive tax cuts, which have also led to growing inequality.
 

Meet ALEC, the organization proudly devoted to drafting pro-corporate laws for legislators.

Books & the Arts

Book

Anthony Julius's Trials of the Diaspora and the myth of the new anti-Semitism.

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In The Ask, Sam Lipsyte never ventures beyond the comfort zone of his eloquently damaged protagonist.

Book

Video may have killed the radio star, but the vocoder liberates her voice.

Crossword

This puzzle originally appeared in the June 28, 1975, issue.