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October 25, 2004 | The Nation

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October 25, 2004

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Dan Zegart exposes the "junk lawsuit" hoax, Katha Pollitt warns of a Supreme Court under a second Bush term and Douglas Wolk listens to Brian Wilson.

Letters

A landslide of letters overwhelmed our mailbox in response to Ronnie Dugger's August 16/23 Our Readers and Ronnie Dugger

Editorials

Washington editor David Corn has been named a fellow in the "Security and Liberty in the Post-9/11 Era" reporting program of the Institute for Justice and Journalism at the USC Annenberg School.

The longer the Bush Administration is in office, the clearer it becomes that it has a disordered relationship not just with one aspect of the world or another, such as the war in Iraq or the budg

On September 29 in San Francisco, 4,000 hotel employees--all members of the newly merged union UNITE HERE--walked out on strike or were locked out of their workplaces after their contracts expire

D.D. Guttenplan would like to thank Glenda Jackson MP for her assistance in gaining admission to the Labour Party Conference.

William Greider interviews David Cobb this week in a web-only feature.

A culture war's going on. The 2004 election does not merely pit red states against blue states; it places the cultural community against the Bush establishment.

In his 1988 song "Waiting for the Great Leap Forwards," British troubadour Billy Bragg promised, "The Revolution is just a T-shirt away." It's taken a while, but the 2004 election could prove Bra

In The Nation's October 9, 2000, special report on the Supreme Court, Tom Wicker wrote, "No issue is more vital...repeat, no issue is more important than the makeup of the next Supr

Columns

scheer

Thank you, George W. Bush, for trying to assure me that John Kerry is a liberal. Wish it were so.

Music

Democrats haven't made much of what would happen to the courts should Bush win a second term.

An oppressive and beleaguered empire, a terrorist international, a storm raging in the world press about torture, right-wing Christians on the march against moral decline and the collapse of fami

That's excellent. So tell us: Why did you
For months imply the opposite was true?
And why does Cheney (Nanny Dick) still flog

Articles

A conversation with Utah Phillips.

The Afghan presidential election was plagued with fraud and technical
errors.

A talk with David Cobb, the Green Party's presidential candidate.

Lennon spoke out then, as Springsteen speaks out now.

Official dishonesty is never worthwhile.

Thanks to damage caps and other measures, victims are often unable to sue.

Books & the Arts

Music

Brian Wilson began recording his masterpiece, Smile, in 1966; the project collapsed a year later, unfinished.

Book

As one of those pathetic evolutionary throwbacks who has never used e-mail or the Internet, and has hardly ever handled a mobile phone, I can approach this book with all the supreme disinterested

Book

Since Fidel Castro's brief fainting spell during a speech in June 2001, Miami, Havana and Washington have been caldrons of feverish speculation on his succession and the politics of a post-Castro

Book

This essay is adapted from Anatol Lieven's next book, America Right or Wrong: An Anatomy of American Nationalism, to be published this month by Oxford University Press.