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May 12, 2008 Issue

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  • Editorial

    A Whole New Relationship

    This is more than just a new homepage. Our new site offers new ways to mine the richness of America’s oldest weekly journal of politics and culture.

    Joan Connell

  • Network News in Denial

    Why are the networks stonewalling revelations that their military analysts were actually selling the Pentagon’s Iraq War spin?

    Ari Melber

  • Things Have Changed

    Notice anything different about this page? The online edition of The Nation just got a makeover. Here’s a guide to the changes.

    Joan Connell

  • Running on Empty

    The era of cheap, plentiful oil is just about over. Now what?

    Mark Hertsgaard

  • The World Food Crisis

    We must rein in the global food giants who reap profits at the expense of the planet and the poor.

    John Nichols

  • Zimbabwe Reeling

    Peace among warring factions will come only when each side accepts that it can’t win. And none of the players–least of all Robert Mugabe–has come to this realization.

    Mark Gevisser

  • Noted.

    A fractured death penalty ruling, the Pentagon’s pimping pundits, campus antisweatshop campaigns and Guggenheims for Nation poets.

    The Editors

  • Bitter Politics

    Voters and superdelegates now must ask at what cost Clinton is willing to continue this fight.

    The Editors

  • Books & the Arts

    Lost Causes Not Yet Found

    In Defying Dixie, Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore seeks to reclaim the radical origins of the modern civil rights struggle.

    Kevin M. Kruse

  • Fugues and Flowers

    Always dawn, eve. Embanked fog,
    settled in, is loathed to lift. M., I
    see and raise your AKG C414,
    wager singing–not singed–star

    Tyrone Williams

  • Hearts and Minds

    Is there more to racism in America than intolerance and immorality? Four books shed light.

    Thomas J. Sugrue
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