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Sentient observers know that American state and local governments face a
historic crisis--that they are cutting vital services and raising taxes,
mainly on those already most stressed in diffic

America needs jobs, and working families are hurting. At the same time,
the war in Iraq has heightened awareness of our dependence on foreign
oil and the vulnerability of our energy system.

Now Wal-Mart's banned those mags for lads
But so far hasn't banned the scads
Of other soft-core porn on view--
Like busty dolls that do kung fu,

Just in case you didn't have a clue who George W.

Two major lawsuits--filed in the United States against multinational
corporations including GM, IBM and Citigroup for aiding and abetting
apartheid--are at a critical juncture.

See also Tim Shorrock's March 2002 story for The Nation
on the Carlyle Group.

As unemployment soars, many workers are rethinking their libertarian views.

Over the past few months, yet another epidemic has come to trouble our
unhappy world. Shortly after SARS was identified, the entire globe was
put on notice.

The best names in Wall Street, who besmirched themselves with
double-dealing stock-market scandals, were finally "punished" recently,
and the miscreants could not contain their glee.

Blogs

FDR’s leadership offers more than nostalgia.

September 20, 2011

With his combative deficit reduction speech, President Obama's "picking the right fights, drawing the right lines and setting up the debate for 2012."

September 20, 2011

Inquiries from the SEC into the federal credit downgrade might reveal a relationship between rating agencies and Wall Street that goes beyond cozy to criminal. 

September 20, 2011

The Democrats’ new star had some tough words for Obama and the Democratic Party on upcoming free trade deals.  

September 19, 2011

The president plans to cut “waste, fraud and abuse,” but his proposal would in practice harm the neediest.

September 19, 2011

Last week's poverty figures made the media take notice of our historic poverty rate. Here's what we should do about it.

September 19, 2011

A burgeoning “John Doe” probe targets anti-labor governor's political appointees.

September 19, 2011

Headlining Wisconsin's Fighting Bob Fest, the largest annual gathering of progressives in the country, the Vermont senator drew the loudest cheers for a stern warning to the president and his colleagues on the congressional “super-committee” that has been charged with deficit reduction: don’t balance budgets on the backs of working Americans. Make the rich pay their fair share.

September 18, 2011

Hundreds of protesters demand an end to America’s two-tier system that allows the rich to buy elections while the poor shoulder the burden of budget cuts.

September 17, 2011

This week, The Nation’s special issue takes stock of the food movement at 40. Plus, “ALEC Exposed” wins a Sidney, Chris Hayes’s new show debuts on MSNBC, and a major Nation investigation moves forward.

September 16, 2011