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November 8, 2010 | The Nation

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November 8, 2010

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

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Gara LaMarche and Deepak Barghava on the road ahead for progressives, John Nichols on the November elections, and Jeff Biggers on mountaintop removal in West Virginia

Editorials

Moderates are no longer welcome in the GOP—and Democrats shouldn't try to compromise with what the party's become.

Unfortunately for Democrats, who have dominated statehouse politics since 2006, the party’s troubles at the national level extend to the states.

Bruce Shapiro on Virginia Thomas's phone call to Anita Hill; Jennifer O'Mahony on Murdoch Corp's attempt to expand in Britain

As long as Obama allows banks to write their own rules on foreclosure, he's a willful participant in their ongoing scam.

Columns

Obama has paid an enormous price for pushing Israel to keep promises it has already made to freeze settlement expansion, and for what?

It's not hard to understand why Americans want to forget all about Afghanistan. But remembering the war would demand a necessary reckoning.

Articles

Why progressives need to own Obama's achievements—and build a movement to pressure him to do more.

Immigration judges who flagrantly disregard the law are sheltered by a secretive system.

Indifference and suspicion might be as much to blame as authoritarianism for Russia's lack of democracy. That's why an uptick in local-level civic engagement is welcome news.

Books & the Arts

Book

The continuous readjustment of expectations downward: For historians like Jefferson Cowie and Judith Stein, that was the key experience of the 1970s.

Film

Lee Chang-Dong's Poetry, Kelly Reichardt's Meek's Cutoff, Charles Ferguson's Inside Job and other films

Crossword

This puzzle originally appeared in the November 8, 1975, issue.