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November 27, 2006 Issue

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  • Editorials

    Wanted: A Real Leader

    Steny Hoyer spouts Beltway conventional wisdom no matter what the cost to his party; Jack Murtha has the potential to help revise our national security and economic priorities. Is there really a choice here?

    David Sirota

  • Ellen Willis, 1941-2006

    Friends and colleagues remember Ellen Willis, political essayist, journalist, rock critic and valued contributor to The Nation, who died November 9.

    The Nation

  • A Win for Women

    Thanks to a thoughtful grassroots campaign, voters in South Dakota rejected a draconian abortion ban.

    Liza Featherstone

  • Haggard Values

    The homophobic values vote took a body blow in the midterm elections, helped along by hypocrisy in high places.

    Richard Kim

  • Fixing Elections

    Let's stop obsessing over conspiracy and focus on the real problem: lack of reliability, transparency and accountability in our electoral system.

    Andrew Gumbel

  • A New Southern Strategy

    The midterm elections proved to Democrats that the South must not be written off. The key to winning rural and working-class voters in Dixie is the same as anywhere else.

    Bob Moser

  • And Now, Iraq

    The election is over; the war is not. And George W. Bush is suddenly in one tight corner.

    David Corn

  • Measuring the Mandate

    Democrats will claim their electoral mandate by understanding how they won: by fielding activist candidates with a clear antiwar message and by defending civil liberties.

    John Nichols

  • It’s Over for Bush

    As voters expressed their disgust, this election signaled a repudiation of the corrupt Bush regime, a clear antiwar victory and the collapse of the conservative order.

    the Editors

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  • Books and the Arts

    The Last Antiwar Poem

    Allen Ginsberg's "Wichita Vortex Sutra," written at the height of the Vietnam War, speaks with a jarring relevance today.

    Rolf Potts

  • A Civilizing Mission

    The Selected Writings of Eqbal Ahmad collects the work of one of our finest postcolonialist critics.

    Amitava Kumar

  • The Business of America

    The American Way of Strategy and Empire's Workshop examine the paradox of idealism and brutality in US foreign policy.

    George Scialabba

  • The Body in Pain

    Fernando Botero's latest series of paintings, inspired by the Abu Ghraib photos, immerse us in the experience of suffering in a way the original photographs never did.

    Arthur C. Danto

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