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May 21, 2007 Issue

Cover art by: Cover design: Gene Case & Stephen Kling/Avenging Angels

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  • Editorial

    Nation Notes

    We're proud to announce that Stuart Klawans, The Nation's film critic since 1988, has received the 2007 National Magazine Award for reviews and criticism. The NMA judges said, "Klawans brings a fan's passion and a far-ranging intellect to his witty writing about film. From high culture to low, his reviews...make us excited about the movies all over again."

    the Editors

  • Dems Tangled in Netroots

    Working For Us, a new coalition of unions and Internet activists, seeks to reform the Democratic Party from the ground up.

    Ari Melber

  • The Chutzpah Industry

    Alan Dershowitz is at it again, campaigning to deny tenure to a DePaul University professor who criticized him.

    Jon Wiener

  • Yeltsin’s (Real) Legacy

    Don't believe the glowing obituaries: Boris Yeltsin's legacy was to de-democratize Russia.

    Katrina vanden Heuvel

  • George Tenet’s Evasions

    His new memoir proves how hard it is to tell the truth about oneself, but how easy it is to blame others.

    David Corn

  • Showdown on the War

    Despite the Administration's crude and dishonest attacks on efforts to end the war, Congressional Democrats can't back down now.

    the Editors

  • Scenes From Hell

    An apocalyptic vision of the Bush Administration, from Houston artist Lynn Randolph.

    Lynn Randolph

  • Better to Be a Chimpanzee

    To qualify for charity, a homeless Austrian chimp has petitioned the courts to be granted human status. If he wins, expect a surge of humans going over to the other side.

    Barbara Ehrenreich

  • Disseminate Information, Protect Democracy

    Unless the US Postal Service reverses its steep increases in bulk-mailing rates to favor large corporate publishers, the future of small magazines is grim.

    Teresa Stack