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David Corn outlines dark days ahead, Katha Pollitt says it's okay to mourn and James Wolcott reviews Philip Roth.

Letters


WHOSE IRAQ? SISTANI'S OR SADR'S?

Washington, DC

Editorials

Welcome to Jody Rosen, the magazine's new music critic.

"I feel dazed and stunned," said Margot, a 25-year-old UCLA law student as she stared at the TV showing John Kerry slipping 136,000 votes behind George W.

Tracy Pierce didn't get to vote. She'd been registered for years but had moved and didn't know that this affected her voting status. She wasn't on any voter list that could be found.

Disillusionment is the most painful of emotions.

Any election result that gives Tom DeLay cause for celebration--and, make no mistake, the 2004 election gave the dark prince of Congress plenty to celebrate--ought to send a sharp shiver through

It's another four years--this time with a legitimate win behind him--and the prospects for George W. Bush's second term are grim.

The fight is over.

Let the fight begin.

Columns

scheer

In no time at all, Bush will be the lamest of ducks.

The CEO now wants a drink--
And something stronger than a spritzer.
His worry's not a storm or flood;
The dread calamity is Spitzer.

"Why Is He Losing?" was the title I initially gave my last column here two weeks ago, and my Nation editor, Roane Carey, worried that this was maybe too pessimistic, amid supposed portents

Articles

Thanks to Web-savvy agitators, insiderism and elitism are under heavy attack.

TERI WILLS ALLISON

Teri Wills Allison, a massage therapist and a member of Military Families Speak Out, lives near Austin, Texas.

Books & the Arts

Music

On the morning of November 25, 1970, the body of a young African-American male was recovered from the foot of the Congress Street Pier in Brooklyn.

Book

Unlike communism and socialism, trade unionism has rarely inspired published "second thoughts" by embittered apostates.

Book

Philip Roth is a miracle of modern medicine.