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February 9, 2004 Issue

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  • Editorial

    Nation Notes

    Readers consistently rate the environment as one of their greatest concerns.

    the Editors


  • The Once-Green GOP

    "The environment is probably the single issue on which Republicans in general--and President Bush in particular--are most vulnerable." So asserted Frank Luntz, a leading Republican pollster, last

    Mark Hertsgaard

  • Paul O’Neill, Truth-Teller

    For those with a taste for learning the inner truth about White House politics, reading Paul O'Neill's story is like eating a bowl of peanuts--difficult to stop.

    William Greider

  • The Iowa Surprise

    Everything about Howard Dean's "Iowa Perfect Storm" strategy seemed to go perfectly, right up to the point at which Iowans actually started voting in the first-in-the-nation caucuses that began t

    John Nichols

  • Bush’s Stump Speech

    George W. Bush's State of the Union speech clearly signaled that he plans to run as a wartime, prosperity candidate.

    the Editors
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  • Books & the Arts

    You Had to Be There

    Robin Blackburn spent 1968 in Havana, Prague, Berlin and London.

    Robin Blackburn

  • Lust for Life

    The afterlife of Italian poet, novelist, critic and filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini brings to mind some familiar lines from Auden's "In Memory of W.B.

    George Scialabba

  • All You Need Is a Girl and a Gun

    Colin MacCabe's new book is more a provocative polemic than a rounded biography, but it deserves the highest praise for being inspired by the belief that in the early 1960s Jean-Luc Godard grabbe

    David Thomson

  • The New American Century

    A call to global activists meeting in India.

    Arundhati Roy

  • The Fog of Cop-Out

    My dear friend and late Nation colleague Andrew Kopkind liked to tell how, skiing in Aspen at the height of the Vietnam War, he came round a bend and saw another skier, Defense Secretary R

    Alexander Cockburn

  • The Once-Green GOP

    "The environment is probably the single issue on which Republicans in general--and President Bush in particular--are most vulnerable." So asserted Frank Luntz, a leading Republican pollster, last

    Mark Hertsgaard

  • Paul O’Neill, Truth-Teller

    For those with a taste for learning the inner truth about White House politics, reading Paul O'Neill's story is like eating a bowl of peanuts--difficult to stop.

    William Greider
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