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November 15, 2004


  • Editorials

    Not Quite an Exact Portrait

    Talking points on election reform.

    Patrick Mulvaney

  • Letter From Ground Zero

    As the final week of the campaign season expires (this column goes to press on October 27), George W.

    Jonathan Schell

  • Nation Notes

    The Nation Institute is pleased to announce the first Alfred A. Knobler Journalism Fellow.

    the Editors

  • Nader’s Flawed Calculus

    From the start of his independent campaign for the presidency early this year, Ralph Nader constantly argued that he would draw as many or more votes from Republican George W.

    John Nichols

  • Taking Liberties

    As I write, several days before the election, Congress's last-minute effort to enact the 9/11 Commission's recommendations appears to have stalled, largely because of disagreement over the scope

    David Cole

  • Antifeminists Hit Iraq

    As the right wing's antifeminist front, the sisters of the Independent Women's Forum have been such a hit in this country that they're now getting taxpayer money to take their act on the road.

    Laura Flanders and Laura Ross

  • Iraq’s Civilian Casualties

    The civilians of Falluja are negotiating to stave off a threatened US-led military incursion.

    Jefferson Morley

  • Fix the Electoral System

    Before most votes were cast in the November 2 presidential election, and before any of them were counted, tens of millions of Americans worried about whether the nation's patchwork of systems for

    the Editors

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  • Books and the Arts

    Fortunate Son

    Travistan will keep kids asking questions about music, politics and life.

    Hillary Frey


  • War Games

    In the players' handbooks that once circulated among commedia dell'arte troupes, the wandering actors of early modern Italy used to set down inventories of the lazzi, or comic turns

    Stuart Klawans

  • Darkness Visible

    The remarkably gifted artist Francesca Woodman abruptly ended her brief life and career on January 19, 1981, leaping to her death from a window in her New York studio.

    Arthur C. Danto

  • The Gods Must Be Crazy

    "Our government makes no sense unless it is founded on a deeply felt religious faith--and I don't care what it is." Thus spoke the noted theologian Dwight Eisenhower on Flag Day in 1954.

    Daniel Lazare

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