On last night’s ABC World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer, The Nation‘s Isabel Macdonald explained the implications of her investigative report, "Lou Dobbs, American Hypocrite." After showing clips of Dobbs defending himself on his radio show by calling Macdonald’s article "a smear piece," ABC’s David Muir predicts that, "Ultimately, this will be a debate about whether the person at the top is responsible, even though there’s a contractor somewhere in the middle."

According to Macdonald, her article also asks how the millions of undocumented workers can seek economic and social justice when they are forced into the shadows of the US economy, a question that The Nation‘s editors echo in this issue’s leading editorial, "Make it Legal."

Joanna Chiu