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July 30, 2007 Issue

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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  • Editorials

    A Challenge to Progressives on Choice

    New reproductive technologies that could allow the rich to become genetically richer and the poor even more disadvantaged are challenging progressives to take a fresh look at core principles.

    Samuel Berger

  • The Surgeon General’s Commissars

    The testimony of three former Surgeons General offers more proof of how the Bush Administration's corps of inept political operatives subverts our system of checks and balances.

    Stanley I. Kutler

  • Argentina: Where Jobless Run Factories

    Almost entirely under the media radar, unemployed workers here are taking over bankrupt businesses and reopening them under democratic management.

    Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis

  • Harvard’s Humanitarian Hawks

    Harvard's Carr Center for Human Rights doesn't officially favor the war in Iraq, so why is it helping Gen. David Petraeus devise a counter-insurgency doctrine?

    Tom Hayden

  • Happy Birthday, George McGovern

    As he observes his eighty-fifth birthday, here's a tribute to 'the most decent man in the US Senate,' who has left his mark on politics and on the American people.

    Rep. Jim McGovern

  • Healthcare vs. the Profit Principle

    Sure we have a healthcare system in America. The trouble is, it's designed not to make people healthy but to make money.

    Barbara Ehrenreich

  • Murdoch & the Journal

    Under Rupert Murdoch, the paper of record for the global economy won't survive as an independent voice.

    John Nichols

  • 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.

    Ari Melber

  • Poison for Profit

    We're sickened by tainted food because our government is unwilling to eat into the profits of the corporations our regulators serve.

    David Goldstein

  • 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.

    David L. Kirp

  • 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.

    the Editors

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  • Books and the Arts

    King George W.: James Madison’s Nightmare

    This is the belllicose imperial presidency the authors of our Constitution warned us about.

    Robert Scheer

  • Artists Pursue the Disappeared

    With greater efficiency than the slow efforts for truth and justice, a traveling art exhibition bears witness to the victims of Argentina's "dirty war."

    Marian Schlotterbeck

  • Boys (and Girls) of Summer

    Live Free or Die Hard is boot camp for slackers. Knocked Up takes measure of the inadequate man.

    Stuart Klawans

  • My Life

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

    Henia Karmel

  • Sanger vs. Sanger

    Demonized for decades by ideological foes on the right and left, the mother of the birth control movement is finally able to speak for herself.

    Rebecca Tuhus-Dubrow

  • Kings of the Road

    Two big literary anniversaries: Jack London's forgotten gem The Road turns 100, and Jack Kerouac's On the Road hits 50.

    Jonah Raskin

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  • Letters

    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.

    The Nation

  • Letters

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

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