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October 7, 2013 | The Nation

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October 7, 2013

Cover: Photo of a boy injured by a NATO airstrike, Kunar Province, 2011, by Reuters

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Letters

The March on Washington at 50… tip in cash—please… education “reform” is a scam… monetize this!

Editorials

His withdrawal from consideration as Fed chair could mark a watershed for the left wing of the Democratic Party.

That so many of our political leaders tolerate so much misery amid so much plenty is one of the great scandals of our age.

As an investigative journalism student, I helped uncover proof that should have cleared Anthony McKinney’s name. Instead, he died in prison.

Progressives supported Prop 30 to send more money to schools but now the funds are headed to prisons. How could this happen—and can it be stopped?

Columns

All too often, the most prestigious perch in journalism—the New York Times op-ed page—is given to those who flatter the powerful.

Instead of focusing on the psychology of Trayvon Martin’s killer, we should be examining the meaning of his actions.

Articles

Even among staunchly antiwar politicians and pundits, few bother to mention the cost of the war to civilians.

If you want stats from the government, you better be prepared to pay.

Gen. Stanley McChrystal himself put it best: “Because of civilian casualties, I think we have just about eroded our credibility here.”

Despite rules of engagement to the contrary, such targeting pervades the entire chain of command—up to the Oval Office.

This incredibly gutsy woman gave her life aiding the victims of America's wars.

Books & the Arts

Book

How a jazz artist’s relationship to black identity gave his music its stormy weather.

Film

An Iranian director’s ongoing meditations on the nature of illusion and reality, truth and consequences.

Crossword

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