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March 4, 2013 | The Nation

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March 4, 2013

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Letters

Time to ditch the word ‘choice’?; act locally; the barbarism of empire; corrections and clarification

Editorials

He may not have achieved the full FDR, but the president’s State of the Union speech, like his Inaugural, displayed a welcome progressive spirit.

Expanding Washington’s military footprint in North Africa may be well intended, but it could be destabilizing and lead to blowback.

John Nichols on the US Postal Service, Elana Leopold on rebel teachers in Seattle, Lucy McKeon on Ramarley Graham’s legacy, and the editors on Charlottesville’s anti-drone resolution

The White House evidently believes it can kill us in secret and never own up to the fact.

Columns

Even if we like President Obama, do we want him to be a one-man death panel?

The school-to-prison pipeline has emerged quickly, but the corrosive effect of criminalizing children will be felt for generations to come.

Articles

American unions are in deep trouble. What’s the way out?

Don’t forget that political power is intrinsically linked to organizing power.

It’s time to tie worker rights to “Seneca Falls, Selma and Stonewall.”

“Money Out, Voting In” should become labor’s mantra.

Let’s stop waiting for the government to tell us who can organize.

Immigration reform can be labor’s game-changer.

To survive, unions need to be better neighbors.

Beginning with medical care and expanding to education and more, Village Health Works is on a nervy quest to rebuild Burundi from the ground up.

She vowed to make women’s rights a cornerstone of US foreign policy. How did she do?

Books & the Arts

Why privacy and anonymity are being violated online by an unstoppable process of data profiling.

Book

Nick Turse’s Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam.

Book

For the novelist James Lasdun, being stalked online is like “swallowing a cup of poison every morning.”

Film

Robert Bresson’s The Devil, Probably; Maurice Pilat’s Police; Leo McCary’s My Son John.

Crossword

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