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May 12, 2008 | The Nation

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May 12, 2008

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Mark Gevisser on Zimbabwe, Alexander Cockburn on the psychic wounds of war, Steven Greenhouse on young workers.

Letters


Capital Implosion?

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Editorials

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Why are the networks stonewalling revelations that their military analysts were actually selling the Pentagon's Iraq War spin?

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The era of cheap, plentiful oil is just about over. Now what?

We must rein in the global food giants who reap profits at the expense of the planet and the poor.

Peace among warring factions will come only when each side accepts that it can't win. And none of the players--least of all Robert Mugabe--has come to this realization.

A fractured death penalty ruling, the Pentagon's pimping pundits, campus antisweatshop campaigns and Guggenheims for Nation poets.

Voters and superdelegates now must ask at what cost Clinton is willing to continue this fight.

Columns

Howl

As Clinton and McCain pander to frustrated voters with tax cuts, the real remedies to rising gas prices go unexplored.

TruthDig

Age is a factor in this race and nowhere is it so important as in McCain's vice-presidential choice.

For fans, the pigskin meat market is mindless fun, but for young players, football is no fantasy.

When it comes to keeping women pregnant and in their place, polygamous Mormons and the Pope have a lot in common.

The psychological wounds of war will be with us for years to come.

Comix Nation

"We blew up your country, assaulted your people and have perpetuated a state of chaos for five years."

Articles

This week marked Workers Memorial Day, when unions and advocacy organizations held memorials and protests to honor those who have died on the job.

A conversation with Andrew Bacevich about what conservatives and progressives can hope for in the post-Bush era.

As Columbia University goes forward with controversial plans to expand into Harlem, alumni mark the fortieth anniversary of explosive student protests.

The Nobel Prize-winning activist says US threats, regime-change rhetoric and efforts to promote democracy only give Iran's leaders an excuse to intensify repression.

Riding with a caravan that descended on Washington Monday, to call for immediate government action to push down fuel prices.

If California's historic 1950 Senate race had gone the other way there would have been no Checkers speech, no Watergate break-in, no Woodward and Bernstein, perhaps an early exit from Vietnam.

Two days in May could mark a turning point in the debates over Olympic boycotts.

This week's episode: Congresswoman Kang's brother learns more than he wants to know about how deep in the Big Muddy he is.

Bill Clinton's foreign policy record, on which his wife is running, was anything but stellar.

Young workers have it a lot tougher than their parents did.

Meet the new face of economic politics in post-NAFTA North Carolina.

Despite a slick PR campaign hyping its promise, the nuclear industry isn't going anywhere. It's too costly and won't save us from global warming.

Books & the Arts

Book

In Defying Dixie, Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore seeks to reclaim the radical origins of the modern civil rights struggle.

Poetry

Always dawn, eve. Embanked fog,
settled in, is loathed to lift. M., I
see and raise your AKG C414,
wager singing--not singed--star

Book

Is there more to racism in America than intolerance and immorality? Four books shed light.

3rd Party Article

The League has worked non-stop for the past several years to energize community members to help engage "sometimes" and "never" voters into participating in the primary elections this year.

The grassroots group recognized that it just made good sense to add civic engagement into the mix.

They may very well be the deciding factor among the split primary electorate.

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