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September 27, 2010 | The Nation

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September 27, 2010

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

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The editors on the Afghanistan Study Group report, John Nichols on the Green Party candidate in South Carolina and Steve Weinstein on bedbugs

Editorials

No one should mistake GOP protest for an indication that Obama's commitment to $50 billion in infrastructure spending is sufficient to tackle unemployment. It's a start, but it's not enough.

The recently released report of the Afghanistan Study Group affirms The Nation's long-held belief that American military disengagement in Afghanistan, combined with a new diplomatic effort to ensure regional stability, is the best way forward for the war-torn country.

In this fall's South Carolina Senate contest, Democrats should vote for the Green Party candidate.

Ari Berman on getting Rahm Emanuel out of the White House.

The disconnect between the realities of public schools and the policy prescriptions coming from the White House is the crux of the problem in education.

The new Axis of Evil: bedbugs.

Columns

When we willingly donate parts of our bodies to science, who should profit?

The ultra-conservative funders the Koch brothers don't directly fund media—and they don't have to.  Instead, they've successfully funded the politicians and the "experts" who create the context for what the media debates.

Articles

Why the party needs to have a plan, keep it simple—and do something for the base.

The Tea Party favorite is in a race to stitch together a statewide Republican coalition.

Inequality has risen under Republicans and Democrats when they’ve embraced neoliberalism.

Books & the Arts

Who is Rigoberta Menchú?

Film

My Dog Tulip; Last Train Home; Heartbreaker; Machete

Crossword

This puzzle originally appeared in the September 27, 1975, issue.