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March 17, 2008 Issue

Cover art by: Cover photograph by Associated Press/Tony Dejak; design by Omar Rubio

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  • Editorials

    What Makes Ralph Run

    Ralph Nader explains the reasons why he must run in 2008. They haven't changed since 2004.

    Katrina vanden Heuvel

  • Rough Trade Debate

    It's not enough for candidates to talk tough about the impact of NAFTA. Workers need realistic remedies.

    John Nichols

  • The Real McCain Scandal

    He doesn't just take money from lobbyists--they're running his campaign.

    the Editors

  • Noted.

    Joseph Cirincione on shooting down satellites, John Nichols on Ralph Nader, Ari Melber tracks the net.

    the Editors

  • Morning in America

    As voters choose sides in a momentous election, feminists call on women to reject the race-gender split.

    The Nation

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  • Books and the Arts

    Two Angry Men

    Beyond the sensationalism and the sound bites, the Duke rape case reveals the perils of unchecked prosecutorial power.

    Robert Perkinson

  • The Stravinsky Shuffle

    Why listen to Stravinksy in sequence when you can click shuffle on your iPod and rediscover the music anew?

    David Schiff

  • Patriot’s Inventory

    a prisoner is bound and gagged in free fall
    the backdoor gift exposes an exchange rift
    while a cognitive switch haunts its own turncoat

    Anne Waldman

  • Banana Kings

    The history of banana cultivation is rife with labor and environmental abuse, corporate skulduggery and genetic experiments gone awry.

    Emily Biuso

  • Good Faith

    Two authors posit very different views on the problem of religious conflict in a supposedly secular age.

    Daniel Lazare

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