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Bush Administration hijacks the Constitution with the Patriot Act and military tribunals; our supine media wakes up (briefly); Congress sleeps

The Institute for Creative Technologies makes Star Wars–type simulations for Army personnel

Attorney General John Ashcroft throws out Oregon's assisted suicide law, against the wishes of a majority of Oregonians and in defiance of a 1997 Supreme Court ruling.

The sudden and unexpected collapse of the Taliban in Afghanistan.

George W. Bush wants to try terror suspects in in secret military courts. Guilt is presumed over innocence.

Sadly, the old slander that a liberal is someone who has never been mugged is turning out to be true.

How the right is using trade law to overturn American democracy.

There is mass hunger and need in Afghanistan, and the UN is under great pressure to get supplies through.

The Bush administration is trying to win hearts and minds—through a carefully stage-managed media campaign.

The inclusion of women in peace negotiations would go a long way toward addressing their exploitation and abuse in war-torn areas.

Blogs

It's Naomi Watts as Valerie Plame and Sean Penn as Joe Wilson as Fair Game comes to the screen. But don't look for Judy Miller or Robert Novak—at least under their own names. 

November 4, 2010

The Larry Sanders Show and the compromised administration of Obama.

November 4, 2010

In DC, it's not the elections garnering the lion's share of discussion. A recent benching by Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan has once again put the spotlight on Donovan McNabb. Shanahan's explanation that McNabb was fat, lazy and stupid, made a bad situation worse.

November 4, 2010

National exit polls of more than 17,000 voters show a remarkable trend: adults age 18–29 voted against the Republican Tsunami by sixteen points (56–40). Younger adults age 18–24 were even more progressive, voting against Republicans by nineteen points (58-39).

November 3, 2010

With the election results in, it is time to stand and fight and fight for a real debate about ideas and for a small d democracy. The Nation is committed to that work, and to ensuring that our truth-telling journalists lift their ideas into our country's all-too narrow debate.

November 3, 2010

Midterm election post-mortems and more

November 3, 2010

This is the final chapter in the long and winding right-wing witch hunt against an organization that stood strong for poor and working people.

November 2, 2010

Michelle Obama rallies crowd of 3,500 at UPenn

November 2, 2010

A roundup of the best election day reading

November 2, 2010