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November 29, 2010 | The Nation

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November 29, 2010

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

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Benjamin Barber on America's knowledge deficit, Alexander Cockburn on Russ Feingold and a poem by Elisa Sampedrín

Editorials

Democrats should respond to the election results by getting things done for the American people.

Bush has now publicly admitted to signing off on the CIA's torture tactics. That seals the case against him.

Liliana Segura on the sentencing of Oscar Grant's killer, Kate Murphy on the achievement gap in public schools and Jennifer O'Mahoney on Oklahoma's attempt to ban sharia law

The president needs to learn to play hardball.

Columns

Obama doesn't have the spine for the job. Russ Feingold does.

Conservatives don't really want to get rid of abortion rights? This next Congress, we might just find out.

Articles

Unchecked by campaign finance regulation, unchallenged by a journalism sufficient to expose abuses, a nearly unbeatable force opposed progressives in 2010.

It’s time for us to go big, challenge the limits of the debate and organize from the outside in.

We have increasingly substituted opinion and prejudice for science and reason.

Perhaps, once the United States recovers its moral bearings, it will be ready to recognize the bravery of Bradley Manning and Julian Assange.

Books & the Arts

Art

Nancy Spero began using only the female figure in her paintings to push back the limits of her world.

Book

Timothy Garton Ash is a fine writer of "analytic reportage," but his work has lately displayed symptoms of columnitis.

Book

Gal Beckerman's When They Come for Us We'll Be Gone is an engaging account of the exodus of Jews from the Soviet Union.

Crossword

This puzzle originally appeared in the November 29, 1975, issue.