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November 11, 2013 | The Nation

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November 11, 2013

Cover: photo by Bruce Davidson/Magnum of the Selma to Montgomery march in 1965

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Editorials

Will the Dems insist on a budget that addresses unemployment and inequality? Or will they snatch defeat from the jaws of victory by seeking “common ground”?

Maybe it’s not too big to face criminal charges after all.

Braving the wrath of traffickers and government officials, Mexican journalist Anabel Hernández has exposed the corruption at the heart of the drug war. She talked to The Nation’s Betsy Reed.

He is brilliant, humble and idealistic.

Columns

He’s a fraud and a wacko bird, but at least the Texas senator has the courage of his convictions. 

Articles

Academics get paid by financial firms to testify against Dodd-Frank regulations. What’s wrong with this picture?

Some states are reviving disenfranchisement schemes that date back to the antebellum South.

Decades of government subsidy have cost taxpayers, wrecked the environment and could burn even more carbon than the Keystone pipeline project.

Books & the Arts

Book

How did the US-Mexican border become the place where the American past chokes on itself?

Book

A history of the fight for voting rights and the movement to restrict them once again.

Film

Jia Zhangke’s Touch of Sin, Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave, and other highs (and lows) from the New York Film Festival.

Book

Denise Levertov’s poetic communion with the world.

Crossword

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