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May 19, 2014 | The Nation

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May 19, 2014

Cover: design by Robert Best

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Editorials

The Obama administration’s decision to isolate Russia, in a new version of “containment,” has met with virtually unanimous support from the political and media establishment.

Using sex as an excuse, Los Angeles has created a disciplinary limbo in which hundreds of teachers languish.

The comedian on drawing blue crowds in red states, his campaign to unseat a terrible Congressman and why it’s wrong to say anyone should be taken off the air.

Columns

The country’s abortion restrictions are under fire—and prochoice activists are surprisingly optimistic.

The Supreme Court’s decision sweeps away decades of equal protection precedent.

Articles

Libertarians and leftists alike predict a world of competing digital currencies.

When only US wages can support families in the Global South, parents and children divide to survive.

How a US government loan enabled an environmentally destructive project plagued by lethal landslide, police repression and civil unrest.

Right-wing operatives with links to big retailers going after worker centers like the Restaurant Opportunities Center.

Books & the Arts

Book

W.G. Sebald’s A Place in the Country.

Art

A quartet of shows at MoMA decoct enlightenment from the banal.

Book

Richard Rodriguez’s vision of racial mixing as New World destiny.

Music

The desperate situation of country’s popularity.

Crossword

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