March 24, 2008 | The Nation

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March 24, 2008

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Stand by Your Wo/Man


In just two days, Eliot Spitzer went from white knight to shamed ex-governor. But the real loser in all of this is sex itself.

We have been the world's designated shoppers, and, if we fall down on the job, we take the global economy with us.

Proving once and for all that progressive economic projects are worth more than tax cuts.

The caucus was raucous and the rancor will continue for weeks. But if you're a Democrat in the Lone Star State, these are good times, baby.

Amy Alexander, a frequent Nation contributor, has been
named an Alfred Knobler Fellow at The Nation Institute.

The European Union needs to get Serbia focused on the future.

Victor Navasky on William F. Buckley, John Nichols on Dennis Kucinich, Amy Traub on America's mayors.

Let's use this moment to push for the feminism we've all been fighting for.

Clinton's scorched-earth tactics have helped put the integrity of the electoral process at risk. Do Democrats have the will to make the process fair?



Why should we get all worked up over the revelation that the New York governor paid for sex?

What do neocons and their media mouthpieces fear most about Obama's stance on Israel? Could it be honesty?

It would be truly tragic if John McCain strolls into the White House while we argue over who has it worse, black men or white women.

An undisclosed plan in an undisclosed location.


To build a fence on the US border with Mexico, the Department of Homeland Security seized land without trials or negotiations.

The retired Cuban dictator has played a vital role in every U.S. presidential election for the last fifty years.

Together, unions can force the government to take on the issue of green-collar jobs.

No chain stores or web sites can replace Dutton's in the hearts of the LA literati.

How Saul Alinsky would plan Obama's inauguration, and his government.

The independent candidate discusses Obama, healthcare, and why the heck he's running.

Who's more to blame in the Love and Consequences hoax: the faux ghetto girl or the credulous book editors and reviewers who so eagerly snapped up her story?

Our Story: Chet Kimbrough, Congresswoman Kang's Chief of Staff, does some investigating on his own and puts in motion events that will endanger him and hint at larger doings.

People are wriggling free of the fetters of corporate culture.

The GOP nominee favors unilateralism and "rogue state rollback."

The new evangelicals are rejecting the religious right and embracing a broader social gospel.

Books & the Arts

Why is the intellectual agenda of English departments being set by teenagers?


Exploring the unexpected: Chop Shop, Paranoid Park, Vantage Point.


Gustave Courbet's blunt pictorial style and taciturn sensibility prefigured the ambivalence and photographic exactitude of modern painting.


In a pair of groundbreaking books, Israeli historian Hillel Cohen explores the thorny issue of Palestinian collaboration with Zionists.

3rd Party Article

It is easy to lose sight of the bigger picture with the charters movement.

The primary and caucuses brought another opportunity for us to measure the successes of the youth vote.

Work with low-income families in Richmond, California made me re-examine the meaning of hope for progressive change.