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March 20, 2000 | The Nation

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March 20, 2000

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Editorials

Seattle changed many things, and one of them is American labor. Nothing lifts the spirit or one's vision like winning.

Columns

The first son seemed anointed, then
The tide began to ebb.
Did anybody ever ask,
"So could we bring in Jeb?"

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Progressives are really grasping at straws these days. First we're supposed to get excited because Ralph Nader is running for President as a Green.

Articles

Research support was provided by the Investigative Fund of The Nation Institute. Follow-ups:
"Amplification," June 19, 2000 and letters exchanges: "Lead--Balloons and Bouquets," May 15, and "Lead-Letter Office," July 3, 2000.

8,5000 Years of LEAD...
79 Years of LEADED Gasoline

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Books & the Arts

Book

I first heard about Powers Hapgood while working at the United Mine Workers, an organization he had tried to change fifty years earlier.

Book

Dave Eggers's memoir, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, has been a bit too loudly hyped as an ironic tearjerker, and a media juggernaut has branded its author a tragic hero.

Film

It's a sign of age: Mention 1985, and I will sometimes think you're talking about last year.