November 5, 2007 | The Nation

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November 5, 2007

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Browse Selections From Recent Years













Our readers weigh in on Marvin Kitman's paean to Keith Olbermann and continue to react to "The Other War," by Chris Hedges and Laila Al-Arian.


Americans spend more time on the job than workers in any other country. Isn't it time presumably labor-friendly Democrats did something about it?

David Horowitz serves up a witch's brew of Cheney-style anti-jihadism, mixed with anti-feminism and a sour dash of anti-Semitism.

How Chevron fuels the Myanmar military, Blackwater's legal woes and questions for Michael Mukasey.

A look at the cantankerous dispatches he wrote as London correspondent for the New York Tribune puts the father of communism in a new light.

To save the domestic auto industry, the UAW may end up killing itself.

This year's Nobel Peace Prize should spur governments and people everywhere to urgent action on climate change.


As baseball's most sanctimonious team heads to the World Series, the
Colorado Rockies are playing down their holier-than-thou image.


Faced with a choice between facts and theology, antichoicers choose the latter every time.

For a Man of Peace, Gore has plenty of blood on his hands.

What kind of trouble can Bush and the boys get us into now?


As carbon emissions raise the planetary temperature, environmental activists are asking Nobel laureate Al Gore to engage in civil disobedience protesting construction of coal-fired power plants. He hasn't said no.

Republican lawyer Jill Simpson was the absent star of Tuesday's House
Judiciary Committee hearing on selective prosecution.

Three young men who fled the fighting in South Sudan as children return home to find what's left of their families and do what they can to help.

After years of performing executions at a pace that scares the bejesus out of the civilized world, Texas has put the brakes on its machine as the Supreme Court considers lethal injection.

As his fellow Democrats rush to pass the President's intelligence bill, Christopher Dodd stands his ground.

Forget Values Voters. With Bushism discredited and mainstream Republicans looking for candidates with business savvy and competence, Democrats may be facing far more formidable foes than they imagined.

Minnesota Senate candidate Al Franken has won wide support among voters--and conservatives are getting scared.

Bettina Aptheker's recent memoir has incited fierce debate over her father s legacy.

The men behind the money that made Bush now want to claim the Clinton campaign. Is someone cooking the books at Hillary Inc.?

As safety scandals dampen the public's appetite for cheap imports, the European Union is raising doubts about standards and oversight in the US toy industry.

Books & the Arts


Three new films--Rendition, The Kingdom and Redacted--take on the clash of civilizations. How does the "war on terror" look on the big screen?


The taint of an unjust war tarnishes the lives of Vietnam-era Americans in Denis Johnson's stunning new novel.


Listen carefully, my son: bombs were falling
over Mexico City
but no one even noticed.
The air carried poison through
the streets and open windows.


Reconsidering the life and legacy of avant-garde artist and poet Francis Picabia.


America's foreign-policy establishment is struggling to find an appropriate response to China's soft power.

3rd Party Article

A Department of Education program provides the chance for children of migrant workers to attend college--and succeed.

A Princeton sophomore talks about being a cadet and student journalist in a war zone.

The Second Chance Act is gaining enough bipartisan support to really get a second chance.

The Minneapolis I-35W bridge collapse claimed thirteen lives, but the problem is bigger than just rebuilding.

Over the past ten years, student activists across the country have won impressive victories against some of America's biggest corporations, using fair trade on campus as a strategy. What's next?

Wiretap and All-Ages Movement Project kick off a ten-part series highlighting some of the most innovative DIY youth music and arts organizations.