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October 29, 2012 | The Nation

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October 29, 2012

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Letters

Fractivists get serious, “free” speech far from the RNC, la belle France nukes paradise…

Editorials

Outrageous GOP attacks on women could result in a repeat of the 1992 phenomenon, which saw an upsurge in women elected to Congress.

An important court decision stayed the GOP’s voter-suppression scheme in Pennsylvania. But that battle, and others like it across the nation, is only just beginning.

Jeff Ernsthausen on the Free the Files project, Richard Lingeman on The Billionaire's Manifesto, Peter Dreier on honoring Pete Seeger, Liliana Segura on California's juvenile lifers, the editors on the Afghan war at 11

Turnout for a popular ballot measure that would fully legalize marijuana could determine whether Obama or Romney wins this important swing state.

Columns

Women were not the only ones left out of the last presidential debate. Here's what the next moderator should ask.

We dismiss the anti-intellectualism of the right at our own peril.

Articles

Has the first lady’s anti-obesity campaign been too accommodating toward the food industry?

How investors in Tagg’s firm Solamere Capital can cash in if his father wins.

Despite Romney’s claims, Obama poses little threat to the industry.

Instead of addressing the real problems, Obama and Romney are focusing on deficit reduction. 

In the depressed former steel towns of western Pennsylvania, disillusionment with all politicians is deep. The AFL-CIO's labor affiliate is trying to change that.

Books & the Arts

Book

How in 1960s Berkeley the state waged a two-front war to stamp out opponents, real and imagined, to its rule.

Film

In Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master, a drifter meets a rude awakening.

Book

A.M. Homes’s May We Be Forgiven; Sherman Alexie’s Blasphemy.

Book

In memoirs and novels, Iraq vets reflect on war’s dehumanizing consequences.

Crossword

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