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May 10, 2010 | The Nation

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May 10, 2010

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Kai Bird on messianic Zionism, Calvin Trillin on Goldman Sachs and the SEC, Tom Hayden on SNCC's fiftieth anniversary

Editorials

Can Senate reformers stiffen President Obama's spine in the fight for financial regulatory overhaul?

Does the kaleidoscope of Tea Party kookiness add up to anything?

Maria Margaronis on a Nation intern's making good; Erin Schumaker on non-criminal deportations at ICE.

Columns

Most people who appear phenotypically "black" don't play around when the government asks them to report their race.

Moyers's most significant legacy is that he treated his audience as adult citizens of a republic.

At Bolivia's climate summit, the prevailing sentiment was rage against helplessness.

Articles

The effort to keep fuel flowing for the American military has led to questionable alliances in Kyrgyzstan and allegations of corruption entangling the US government.

American support for repressive governments has provided fertile ground for recruitment.

Ongoing conflict in the Middle East continually reinforces tribalism, religiosity and messianic Zionism.

"Social capitalism" allows businesses to be both competitive and socially responsible.

Books & the Arts

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Why has natural selection always been the most contested part of evolutionary theory?

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The Kenning Anthology of Poets Theater; Terese Svoboda's Weapons Grade; Bob Hicok's Words for Empty and Words for Full.

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Two new books explore the role of naturalists in the history of conservation movements.

Crossword

This puzzle originally appeared in the May 10, 1958, issue.