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March 1, 2010 | The Nation

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March 1, 2010

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David Schiff on Terry Teachout's new Louis Armstrong biography, William Greider on John Logue, and Gar Alperowitz, Ted Howard and Than Williamson on co-ops as a response to economic distress

Letters


Our Readers and the Obama Promise

Jeffersonville, Pa.

Editorials

Spain is leading the charge to criminally investigate US government officials over torture.

Seven ways to frame the 2010 fight for Congress and the statehouses.

Tea partyers' enthusiasm may be genuine, but let's not forget: this is a right-wing reactionary movement.

D.D. Guttenplan on the end of Thatcherism, John Nichols on Al Franken's response to the proposed Comcast/NBC merger.

Columns

TruthDig

"What is this Goldman Sachs and why has it caused us so much grief?" is a question they must be asking in even the most remote of Greek villages, as they are throughout much of this economically troubled world.

How groundbreaking is research showing that Hispanics have a crime rate comparable to white Americans? Katha Pollitt and Alexander Cockburn debate.

A tour of Tea Party Nation reveals an all-white movement moving further right from their Bush-era social agendas and into a growing anti-establishment populism.

NPR's attempt to appease its critics by featuring comment from conservative pundits went a step too far when it let radical right-wing advocate David Horowitz contribute to Howard Zinn's obituary.

It is we in the West who owe it reparations.

Articles

In its 62 years of independence, Sri Lanka has never had a better chance than it has now to stamp out the last fires of ethnic hatred, violence and mindless chauvinisms that have left over 80,000 people dead in civil wars across the country.

In the ten years since the mining industry has gone "responsible," have things really improved for local communities--or has the industry's PR just gotten better?

The people of Gaza know they have been abandoned.

Over fourteen decades, The Nation has criticized, supported, debated, satirized and glorified what Valentine's Day stands for: love, sex and marriage.

How could Barack Obama have ended up, one year later, where Franklin Delano Roosevelt began?

No politician has ever suffered a more humiliating rejection than the former leader of Ukraine's Orange Revolution and its current sitting president, Viktor Yushchenko.

Remembering a visionary thinker and doer.

Thoroughly green and worker-owned, co-ops are a vibrant response to economic distress.

The joy and community found in Mardi Gras offer an antidote to defeatism and despair.

The talking heads of cable news are leading double lives as paid lobbyists for corporations.

Books & the Arts

Book

Terry Teachout's new biography of Louis Armstrong is stuck in the discophile groove.

Book

The axis of moral struggle, a stroke of salvation--these are the spiritual dimensions of Tolstoy's late fiction.

Crossword


ACROSS

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