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On July 26 I sat for almost fourteen hours in a hearing room waiting to testify before Congress on the tragedy at Waco, and watched a dismal performance.

They call him "the world's most famous bank guard": Christoph Meili, the former night watchman at the Union Bank of Switzerland in Zurich who in 1997 rescued from the shredder documents that desc

A perplexing disconnect from reality haunts the American financial community.

Few Latino writers have challenged homophobia and machismo as fiercely as Jaime Manrique.

I think I'd rather not belong

At this point to the Falun Gong.

The exercises don't look easy,

And doing them might make me queasy

In rather the same way as new movies are now "reviewed" in terms of their first weekend gross, new candidates have become subject to evaluation by the dimensions of their "war chest." This silly,

The temblors around Ground Zero Berkeley, otherwise known as station KPFA, seemed to be diminishing, but there were lingering aftershocks.

The single-payer system, it was said,
Has faults that go beyond the fact it's Red:
If any faceless bureaucrat decreed
That surgery the doctor says you need

In the August 9/16 issue of The Nation, Alexander Cockburn discusses Pacifica's alleged plans to use "scab" programming. KPFK General Manager Mark Schubb has told The Nation that he is not aware of any plans to use KPFK programming as "replacement" programming during KPFA's internal conflict, and that he would not condone such use. The producers and host of RadioNation stated to Schubb that they will not allow RadioNation to be used as replacement programming under any circumstances.
The column also incorrectly described the role at KPFK of Nation contributing editor Jon Wiener. He is a one-day-a-week unpaid volunteer.

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Eric clears away the brush with reviews and T-Mobile struggles, and Reed envisions the post-Citizen United American democracy.

August 18, 2011

Every week, Nation interns cut through the echo chamber and choose one good article in their area of interest that they feel should receive more attention. 

August 18, 2011

Congress has been unable to pass NCLB reform because the Tea Party has eroded the decade long bipartisan consensus on education policy.

August 18, 2011

We will be an equal society when we can all celebrate and criticize our country together.

August 18, 2011

Chilean students are no longer willing to accept mountains of debt to gain an education, and they have have taken over university campuses demanding accessible education for all of the country's students.

August 18, 2011

Following an exposé, people are saying that Miami University shouldn't get the death penalty. They shouldn't.  But the NCAA sure should.

August 18, 2011

Our country’s inability to untangle matters of religion, politics and public health puts sexuality education teachers and their programs at an enormous risk. 

August 17, 2011

GQ's list of the 25 Coolest Athletes of All Time is a study in historic ignorance.

August 16, 2011

As another court strikes down the individual mandate, it's time for Medicare to be expanded to cover all Americans —affordably, efficiently, capably and constitutionally.

August 13, 2011

This week, I argue for bold action on jobs. We’re in Ames, Iowa for Saturday’s straw poll. Newly appointed MSNBC host Chris Hayes pens his final column as DC editor. And the New York Times cites The Nation's investigation in Somalia.

August 12, 2011