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April 28, 2008 Issue

Elinor Langer on Hawaiian resistance then–and now, Calvin Trillin on Mark Penn, John Nichols on Phil Donahue’s War…

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The Nation and Hawaii

The questions raised by Hawaii's annexation have implications far beyond its shores: the imperial past forms the legal scaffolding of the imperial present.


The country's off-track; Blackwater's back in business; J. Goodrich blogs at The

Washington at War

The Petraeus hearings reveal a political class--Democrats and Republicans--trapped in concentric circles of imperial myopia.


The Man Who Would Be Bush

As millions surrender homes and sacrifice our nation's political reputation to the caprices of Bush and Cheney, a majority of voters say they might vote for John McCain. What are t...



Readers weigh in on the cost of war, efforts to smear Obama and gas-guzzling Hummers.


Hawaii Needs You

Hawaiian activists call on the US left to help stop massive military expansion and federal legislation that would stifle their quest for independence.


The first overseas acquisition of the United States was not Hawaii, but Midway, claimed under the Guano Act of 1856.

Books & the Arts

The March

There were two or three stragglers who couldn't keep up

with the rest. I said to the captain, "What should we do about

Man Out of Time

In Hari Kunzru's captivating new novel My Revolutions, a former anti-Vietnam terrorist is dredged up after half a lifetime underground.

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