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January 26, 2009 Issue

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  • Editorial

    Questions for Hillary Clinton

    Barack Obama’s nominee for Secretary of State takes questions today from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. The Nation has some questions of its own.

    The Editors

  • 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 experts add their questions to the mix.

    The Editors

  • 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.

    Anat Biletzki

  • The Growing Clout of the Nouveau Poor

    As the poor and the formerly middle-class take an economic beating, will they finally have enough status to get their needs met?

    Barbara Ehrenreich

  • The Foundation of Change

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

    Nan Aron

  • 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 Democratic agenda.

    John Nichols

  • Noted.

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

    The Editors

  • 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.

    Roane Carey

  • 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.

    The Editors