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September 24, 2012 | The Nation

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September 24, 2012

Cover:  Cover illustration by Steve Brodner, design by Milton Glaser Incorporated

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Letters

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Editorials

Why has brazen lying become intrinsic to GOP strategy? Because the party’s actual agenda is so unpopular, so unworkable and so dangerous.

Let’s at least set the record straight.

Aura Bogado on the UndocuBus, Gizelle Lugo on for-proft colleges, Rania Khalek on felon disenfranchisement

There have been some clashes, but so far, the Lebanese—especially Hezbollah—have shown remarkable restraint.

The students at Bunker Hill Community College may have difficult lives. But the best are as bright as any Ivy Leaguer.

Columns

Afflicted by the elite journalistic disease of “on-the-one-handism,” the MSM’s supposed arbiters of truth—like the Post’s Glenn Kessler—can't make sense of this presidential contest.

“Diversity” today marks a shift from equal opportunities to photo opportunities; institutions look different but they operate in exactly the same way.

Articles

One year after Occupy Wall Street first shook the world, what lies ahead for the movement?

Bereft of their big tent at Zuccotti Park, activists have found a unifying theme in debt.

If Occupy evolves into a debt resistance movement, the results could be explosive.

As last year’s occupations showed, cities need more places the public can call its own.

Books & the Arts

How the twentieth century’s confidence in social solidarity, human dignity and a better future died a slow, quiet death.

Book

The Collected Writings of Joe Brainard.

Crossword

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