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January 26, 2009 Issue

Stuart Klawans reviews Silent Light, Alexander Cockburn considers the Gaza crisis, Tony Badger compares Obama to FDR.

Cover art by: Cover design by Gene Case & Stephen Kling/Avenging Angels

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Questions for Eric Holder

Barack Obama's nomination of Eric Holder as the next Attorney General deserves special scrutiny as he appears Thursday before the Senate Judiciary Committee. A panel of Nation

Grieving Over Gaza

Some of us, as Israelis, are grieving over what we have become. Blaming the other side with a roster of rehearsed clichés cannot mitigate the grief.

The Foundation of Change

The economic crisis and a Democratic president create new opportunities for progress. Will advocacy groups and foundations seize the moment?

The Big Lie on Franken

There is no one Republicans are more determined to keep out of the Senate than Al Franken. And John Cornyn is poised to use the power of the filibuster to thwart him--and the Democ...


Ari Berman on Howard Dean, Christopher Hayes on Lawrence Lessig, Shane Bauer on Al Jazeera, remembering George Kirschner

Misreading Gaza

Israel won't get a better deal than the Arab Peace Initiative. The alternative is nothing less than more warfare and, ultimately, the end of Zionism.

Toward Peace in Gaza

Without concerted action by Obama resolve the crisis in Gaza, hope for a two-state settlement will fade and the region will be cursed with many more years of bloodshed.


Why the Rush on TARP 2?

Why rush to throw another $350 billion of taxpayer money at the Wall Street bandits and their political cronies who created the biggest financial mess since the Great Depression?



The Power of Nonviolence

Jonathan Schell and Taylor Branch in conversation about Mohandas K. Gandhi, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and the transformative power of nonviolence.

Your Guide to the Nation

The Nation Guide to the Nation, just published by Vintage Books, is your guide to living liberally in America, from bars and art collectives to publishers and booksto...

Our Lincoln

As a politician, Lincoln's greatness lay in his capacity for growth. Can Obama follow suit?

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Our Lincoln

As a politician, Lincoln's greatness lay in his capacity for growth. Can Obama follow suit?

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