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March 28, 2011 | The Nation

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March 28, 2011

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Patricia J. Williams on the Westboro Baptist Church, Michael T. Klare on the link between oil and food prices and Calvin Trillin on how Muammar Qaddafi is coping without his nurse

Editorials

Between indefinite detentions in Guantánamo and the treatment of Bradley Manning, President Obama has shown that the poisonous shards of Abu Ghraib are still with us.

The mass mobilization in Wisconsin was powerful. But Governor Scott Walker remained determined to disempower unions.

Christopher Hayes on oil speculators, Kate Murphy on the pay gap

The cost of food skyrockets as oil prices rise, triggering political unrest.

Columns

The Supreme Court has ruled that the Westboro Baptist Church can't be punished for picketing at funerals. Is this really a win for free speech?

In Wisconsin and elsewhere, attacks on unions aren’t about budget savings. They're about dismantling the final barrier to the domination of American politics by the power of money.

Articles

Activists march side by side with Palestinians against the wall and the occupation.

Inside the secret, mostly Muslim prisons that ban virtually all contact with the outside world.

Should the program target hunger and obesity by promoting consumption of fruits and veggies?

Could the Green Mountain state be the first in the country to offer accessible healthcare to all its citizens?

Books & the Arts

Art

Radiant and obscure, the art of Lynda Benglis and David Hammons has a way of hiding itself.

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Translated by Ron Padgett.

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Translated by Ron Padgett.

Book

Dylan’s Mr. Jones was confused by revolution; the persona of Deb Olin Unferth’s memoir is nonchalant about it.

An essay adapted from the forthcoming The Dead Yard: A Story of Modern Jamaica.

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