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May 3, 2010 | The Nation

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May 3, 2010

Cover: Cover design by Gene Case & Stephen Kling/Avenging Angels

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Katha Pollitt's letter from Berlin, Calvin Trillin on Hamid Karzai, a poem by Craig Morgan Teicher

Letters

Letter published in the May 3, 2010, issue of The Nation.

Editorials

David Cole on Dawn Johnsen, Greg Kaufmann on Stephen Friedman's windfall profits and Clarissa A. León on Islam Siddiqui, "pesticide pusher"

The current climate change legislation threatens to do more harm than good.

After 9/11, it's less controversial to kill a suspect in cold blood than to hold him in preventive detention.

The former Fed chief makes his case: everyone, and no one, is to blame for the financial crisis.

Columns

Germany has problems--but on healthcare and gun control, it's way ahead of the States.

The first black president has created a definitional crisis for whiteness.

Articles

Don't believe the spin.

Demented deniers, welcome to the USA!

Environmentalists chalk up wins on the ground, putting coal companies on the defensive.

The US military's plans would devastate Guam's environment. Its citizens are fighting back.

To Western consumers, carbon offsets sound good on paper—but the devil is in the details.

 As Washington dithers, sites slated for cleanup long ago continue to threaten human health.

The agency has the tools to regulate greenhouse gases—if Congress doesn't take them away.

Books & the Arts

Book

Juan Carlos Onetti immerses himself in reality just long enough to fashion an escape. This is his peculiar gift.

Art

Miroslav Tichy's haphazard, eccentric photographs are disciplined, even rigorous--and indifferent to the claims of their female subjects.

Crossword

This puzzle originally appeared in the May 1, 1948, issue.