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July 30, 2007 Issue

Calvin Trillin waxes poetic on Ralph Nader, David Kirp analyzes the rightward drifting Supreme Court, Rebecca Tuhus-Dubrow reveals the real…

Cover art by: Cover photograph © 2007 Eugene Richards for The Nation Institute, cover design by Gene Case & Stephen Kling/Avenging Angels

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The Virtual Primary's issue-driven primary may not end up naming a winner, but it's shaping up to be more substantive, thoughtful and participatory than the actual presidential primary.

Racists & Robber Barons

Rather than build a unified culture in a diverse society, the conservative Gang of Five that now dominates the Supreme Court is polarizing the country.

The Deadly Occupation

Veterans of conscience have come forward with evidence that US forces kill Iraqi noncombatants every day. Now America must bring this deadly occupation to an immediate end.


Pardon Whom?

Dear George Bush: Don't stop with Scooter Libby. Why not go all the way and pardon everyone unfairly held behind bars?

Support Their Troops?

If the American people are largely against the war, what's the matter with the antiwar movement? The answer lies with what has happened over the years to the American left.


A Letter From IAVA

A veterans group takes issue with The Nation's investigation of the impact of the US military occupation on Iraqi civilians.


Responses to articles by Katha Pollitt, Joaquín Villalobos, Jon Wiener, Charles Glass and David Yaffe.


Outsourcing Intelligence

Key aspects of national security, including intelligence and analysis used to create the President's Daily Brief, have been turned over to private corporations.

A Migrant Summit

Immigration reform may have crashed in Washington, but a very different discussion of the same issues continues below the border.

Books & the Arts

My Life

Is made of the banging
And hydrosulphuric stench,
And the boiling, stinking, panting
Factory line

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