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May 22, 2006 Issue

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  • Features

    FEMA Braces for Another Storm

    With hurricane season approaching and another Bush crony at the helm of FEMA, a few restive lawmakers are seeking real reform for the storm-tossed agency. Whether they will succeed is another story.

    Bryan Farrell

  • Forecast for Snow

    When government refuses to explain itself, it's up to journalists to discover the truth. As Tony Snow debuts as White House Press Secretary, will answers on Porter Goss be forthcoming--or will the practice of press nullification continue?

    Jay Rosen

  • A Hunger for Justice

    Twenty-five years ago, IRA prisoner Bobby Sands died after a sixty-six day hunger strike. Today political prisoners from Guantánamo to Iran, Turkey and Eastern Europe continue to use hunger to draw attention to their plights.

    Denis O’Hearn

  • People Power In Nepal

    The removal of the contemptuous Nepali regime was a type of "people power" absent from Asia and the rest of world for many years, opening dialogue with the Maoist rebels and creating the conditions for peace.

    Kanak Mani Dixit

  • Saudi Arabia, a Kingdom Divided

    September 11 marked a turning point in the history of Saudi Arabia, raising new questions about political repression, religious extremism and the future of its youth.

    Alain Gresh

  • Women and Warlords

    A policy of "affirmative discrimination" helped put twenty women in the Afghan Parliament, but how can they confront the warlords and criminals who hold most of the power?

    Ann Jones

  • The Motherhood Manifesto

    Mothers in America are in serious need of a new deal to remedy a profound wage gap with other working women and men, and an outdated family support structure.

    Joan Blades and Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner

  • Editorials

    Making the Case for Impeachment

    The idea of impeaching the President is not such an unlikely notion after all.

    Michael Ratner


  • Constitutional Crisis

    Using the insidious pretense of the "unitary executive," George W.

    Katrina vanden Heuvel

  • Sloppy Seconds

    The plagiarism flap over Opal Mehta is essentially a story about clichés and stereotypes passing from one subliterary commercial product to another.

    Stuart Klawans

  • John Kenneth Galbraith

    Longtime Nation Associate John Kenneth Galbraith is best remembered not only as a New Dealer, old-line liberal or Keynesian economist but as a contrarian and independent thinker.

    the Editors

  • Saber Rattling Over Iran

    The US and Iran are engaged in a reckless game of chicken that could end in disaster for the Persian Gulf region and the world.

    the Editors

  • The Moussaoui Paradox

    Justice triumphed over blood vengeance Wednesday as jurors declined to sentence a marginal 9/11 conspirator to death, while one of the real culprits languishes in a secret prison, unlikely to ever come to trial.

    Bruce Shapiro

  • May Day, May Day

    Despite the loud and determined voice of immigrant communities for fair and just immigration reform, we have yet to see an acceptable proposal from Congress.

    Saurav Sarkar

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  • Books and the Arts

    Bonding With the Babe

    Bashing Barry Bonds has become a national sport, as the flawed slugger nears matching Babe Ruth's record. But hasn't anyone considered the faults of the Babe?

    Dave Zirin

  • Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

    Reviews of four stellar films: Three Times, Art School Confidential, Lady Vengeance and Army of Shadows.

    Stuart Klawans

  • Discovery/The Nation ’06 Prizewinners

    Works by Nicky Beer, Sandy Tseng, Eric Leigh and Shara Lessley, winners of the Discovery/The Nation Joan Leiman Jacobson Poetry Prize.

    Grace Schulman

  • Love Letters

    Richard Lingeman's Double Lives explores the richness of friendships between such literary lions as Hawthorne and Melville, Hemingway and Fitzgerald, and Kerourac, Ginsberg and Cassidy.

    Ruth Baldwin

  • On the Corner

    Times Square may be the most dynamic urban space of the twentieth century, but you wouldn't know it from reading Marshall Berman's On the Town.

    David Margolick

  • On Native Grounds

    Alan Taylor's Divided Ground examines how land-grabbing settlers destroyed Indian society and how postrevolutionary politicians speeded their demise.

    Daniel Lazare

  • Sloppy Seconds

    The plagiarism flap over Opal Mehta is essentially a story about clichés and stereotypes passing from one subliterary commercial product to another.

    Stuart Klawans

  • John Kenneth Galbraith

    Longtime Nation Associate John Kenneth Galbraith is best remembered not only as a New Dealer, old-line liberal or Keynesian economist but as a contrarian and independent thinker.

    the Editors

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