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March 25, 2013 | The Nation

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March 25, 2013

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Editorials

As Beltway pundits were captivated by Woodward’s whining over an imaginary threat, the Obama administration was delivering on its real threats to Manning.

Section 5 is as necessary today as it was in 1965, when Alabama state troopers beat freedom marchers in Selma.

Roane Carey on the Supreme Court and surveillance, John Nichols on the FCC and dark money, Catherine Defontaine on same-sex marriage in France, the editors on Jeremy Scahill’s Donald Windham–Sandy M. Campbell Literature Prize

It’s because they are so beholden to their big-money contributors that they can’t fight the GOP even on issues that they know have overwhelming public support.

Columns

Feminists were quick—too quick—to question the Facebook COO's motives for writing Lean In, her self-help manifesto.

Articles

As the US withdrawal looms, women’s rights advocates plan to carry on their fierce, lonely fight.

The government says he is a terrorist. But his conversations with undercover police tell a different story.

How many dysfunctional election cycles are we going to endure before we accept the necessity of this reform?

The heat is on big banks and CEOs as labor and community activists band together.

Books & the Arts

Book

The soul-destroying weariness in A.B. Yehoshua’s stories seems as old as time itself—and unique to contemporary Israel.

Art

Even when painting is abstract, it never ceases to be concerned with decoration.

Book

Frustrated, stubborn, committed to bad science, was Louis Agassiz anything other than a laughingstock?

Book

Robert Burley’s The Disappearance of Darkness, Harvey Wang’s From Darkroom to Daylight.

Crossword

And don’t miss Kosman and Picciotto’s crossword blog, Word Salad.