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At first glance New Orleans looks like a cross between a
giant conceptual art installation or the set of a cold war disaster
movie.

FEMA enjoyed bipartisan praise during the 1990s under
President Clinton. By the time Hurricane Katrina roared into the Gulf,
the Bush Administration had dismantled it.

Beyond the human suffering, Katrina's sucker punch will
be felt in America's increasing dependence on foreign petroleum.

Though the G-8 leaders should subsidize zero-carbon
energy sources, they should resist Bush's advocacy of nuclear energy.

The people of Africa, not Western corporations, should benefit from Africa's resources.

There is no specific genetic marker that distinguishes one race from another.

Wal-Mart's CEO showcases his company's hypocrisy.

Why is The New York Times Magazine floating an unsubstantiated theory of genetic determinism?

Albert Einstein's banner year.

Blogs

The Nation's D.C. Editor guest-hosts MSNBC's The Ed Show starting tonight at 6PM. 

June 28, 2010

BP's CEO "got his life back" by going yachting, and the rest of the world's millionaires are doing OK, too. But one Gulf fisherman would rather have something else than money.

June 22, 2010

A guide to volunteering and to taking political action to make another spill less likely.

June 21, 2010

Texas Congressman Barton speaks from the heart about his sympathy for BP then thinks better of it. Unfortunately, his fellow conservatives didn't get the cease-and-desist order.

June 18, 2010

The successful launch of The Nation on GRIT TV. Plus, Glenn Beck and the World Cup, moving to a clean economy and the Republican Party's "Year of the Woman."

June 18, 2010

While many commentators missed the point, there actually were some substantive problems with Obama's BP speech, too.

June 18, 2010

Since the president had no legal basis to demand the set aside, on what basis did he extract $20 billion from BP?

June 17, 2010

On Morning Joe, Katrina vanden Heuvel defends President Obama by saying that his White House speech Tuesday night was humane, but "we need deeds."

June 17, 2010

The ranking Republican on the House Energy and Commerce Committee apologizes to BP's CEO for Obama administration moves to hold the company to account.

June 17, 2010

On The Ed Show, Katrina vanden Heuvel says that Obama needs to realize that BP's mess is "more than an oil spill, more than an oil crisis. It's also an economic crisis."

June 16, 2010