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March 8, 2010 | The Nation

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March 8, 2010

Cover: Cover design by Gene Case & Stephen Kling/Avenging Angels

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Thomas Andrew O'Keefe and Greg Grandin on the US in Latin America, Calvin Trillin on Goldman Sachs in Greece, and Nick Stillman on Cady Noland

Editorials

Since 1945, health insurance companies have been allowed to collude to fix prices. Members of Congress will soon vote on whether to reinstate anti-trust provisions for the industry.

This issue marks the debut of Melissa Harris-Lacewell's column, "Sister Citizen."

Ban Ki-moon drafts the blueprint for a powerful UN agency for women; yes, Evan Bayh did sell out constituents--to the right.

The pressure on Papandreou's socialist government to fix the crisis by yesterday is a product of the wider recession.

This fiscal crisis could ignite the next global financial meltdown.

The moral case for federal action on unemployment is clear, but the political case is nearly as airtight.

Columns

The circumstances surrounding the death of Georgian luge slider Nodar Kumaritashvili expose the International Olympic Committee charter as a lie.

Music

The Blue Dogs have gotten into his head.

But don't ignore the structural inequities that make the child's salvation necessary in the first place.

Articles

Let me put American life in the Age of Terror into some kind of context, and then tell me you're not ready to get on the nearest plane heading anywhere, even toward Yemen.

Debra Medina has come from nowhere to threaten a runoff in the GOP gubernatorial primary.

Tonight, President Obama will address the nation to discuss the drawdown of US combat forces in Iraq. In February, Robert Dreyfuss reported on the specter of civil conflict and the possibility of the outbreak of a civil war—which still looms.

The Obama administration's jobs proposals are on the right track, but the scope is nowhere near large enough for the crisis we face today.

Books & the Arts

Art

Ironic exclamation points and metallic rectangles were some of Cady Noland's favorite things.

Art

The brilliant revelations and transformations of Dorothea Tanning.

Book

Taylor Branch and a president's prodigious appetite for vindication before the bar of history.

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ACROSS

 1 How a character of The Oxbow Incident was upset making a projection. (11)