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May 15, 2006 Issue

Cover art by: Cover design by Gene Case & Stephen Kling/Avenging Angels, based on the classic poster by Milton Glaser


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  • Editorial

    Beckett at 100

    No playwright has given plainer witness to the planet's most violent century or borne such loving witness to the dispossessed.

    Margaret Spillane

  • Sacrifice Play

    By selecting George Mitchell to head a steroids inquiry, Major League Baseball keeps the focus strictly on players, not on the owners who silently encourage abuse.

    Dave Zirin

  • The Media Is the Mensaje

    Outspoken DJs on Spanish-speaking radio are giving immigrant activists a loud, clear voice.

    Ed Morales

  • Lost in Translation

    Good translators speak for others, not for themselves. So why is a translator for Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman being prosecuted as a co-conspirator?

    David Cole

  • A Green Salute

    In celebration of Earth Day, The Nation salutes those who took part in the top five environmental victories of the year.

    Katrina vanden Heuvel and Sam Graham-Felsen

  • Songs of Protest

    As the war in Iraq causes more devastation, courageous musicians are using song to move a nation.

    the Editors
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