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November 5, 2012 | The Nation

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November 5, 2012

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Letters

The Corporate Court, the Chicago teachers’ strike, No Child Left Behind…

Editorials

While Mayor Bloomberg and Ray Kelly defend stop-and-frisk, a damning video is fueling the fight for police accountability in New York City.

In the latest action against the union-busting low-wage retailer, labor organizers may have finally found a strategy that works.

Bill Baker and Evan Leatherwood on Romney's assault on PBS; Christie Thompson on juveniles in solitary confinement

It will be resisting not only voter-suppression laws in key swing states but also harassment from the Tea Party group True the Vote.

I wish, just once, an endorsement of a Democratic presidential candidate would mull over some serious structural issues that are at stake.

Columns

After the first presidential debate, the media follow-up focused almost exclusively on its theatrics and the implications for the “horse race.”

The impact of an Obama presidency is better answered by partisanship than race—but race still matters.

Articles

How Mitt and Ann made millions—and Mitt’s hedge fund donors made billions—from the auto-industry rescue that he condemned.

Young voters gave Obama a decisive win in 2008. Four years later, the love affair is on the rocks.

A new attorney general in Pennsylvania could launch a real investigation into the diversion of charitable resources to luxury golf and Republican politics.

Books & the Arts

Book

What are the new rules of the political game in the Middle East? Nobody knows, but Marc Lynch’s The Arab Uprising is a useful guide.

Richard Tuttle’s sculpture seems to proclaim “No spirit but in things.”

 
Book

In The Expendable Man, the story of an innocent under suspicion is given a racial twist.

Crossword

And don’t miss Kosman and Picciotto’s crossword blog, Word Salad.