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May 23, 2005 | The Nation

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May 23, 2005

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Garrison Keillor professes his love for radio, Lizzy Ratner profiles Amy Goodman and Jonathan Schell examines the nuclear renaissance.

Letters

Responding to our call for "Radio Raves," readers eager to
extol the virtues of their favorite radio stations overwhelmed our
in-box.

Editorials

State Rep. Wes McKinley of Colorado stays in the minority, while Democrats and Progressives in Vermont move toward the majority.

At the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty review
conference, two groups are colliding.

TV shows that tell you how not to raise your children.

In visiting discriminatory Latvia, Bush invites criticism from Russia.

By supporting LA's incumbent mayor, the labor movement may have weakened its hand.

The State of the Radio Union.

Columns

Column Left

Even decent people can be swept along by barbarism when a nation gets sick.

Column Left

Thirty years after the US retreat, Vietnam is a peaceful trading partner.

Robert Novak has never given the impression that he cared much for the virtues of civility.

A closer look at sexual abuse cases makes the questions surrounding them even murkier.

Articles

Cozying up to Wal-Mart may cost a New Jersey mayor his job.

About those secret payments, alligator boots, and how to "Love Mom, Not Wal-Mart."

Once a quirky upstart, NPR is now soberly (sometimes dully) mainstream.

Clear Channel failed its listeners in Minot, North Dakota.

Chastened by voter response to their earlier errors, many legislators push reform.

How a prospective biochemist became a muckraker and champion of media reform

The once-hunted outlaw of low-power radio is now a hero--including at the FCC.

Launched last year on a wing and a prayer, it's still aloft and gaining altitude.

Radio in America is far from dead.

Books & the Arts

Book

In 1865 22-year-old Henry James contributed a scathing book review
titled "The Noble School of Fiction" to the very first issue of The
Nation
.

Book

Strom Thurmond's black daughter tells her story.

Book

Victor Navasky's new memoir of opinion journalism.

Book

A misleading history of the Underground Railroad.

Book

For abolitionist John Brown, equality was not a theoretical stance but a daily practice.