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November 8, 2004 Issue

The Nation endorses John Kerry, Alisa Solomon argues that art makes a difference and Jody Rosen praises Tom Waits and Björk.

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John Kerry for President

The presidential campaign debates are over, and the time for decision has come. The Nation endorses Senator John Kerry to be the next President of the United States.


Mary Cheney, Mary Cheney

Reservists mutiny in Iraq, old people keel over standing in line for flu shots and all sorts of cats leap out of Bush's bag of secrets: According to Ron Suskind's revelatory <...



Why I’m for Kerry

George W. Bush said Saddam Hussein's brutal regime had chemical and biological weapons and a revived nuclear weapons program. It did not.

Books & the Arts

Guided by Voices

The new Tom Waits album begins, in very Waitsian fashion, with a racket: a squall of percussive noise that sounds like it was recorded in a freight elevator.

Crude Awakening

On January 9, 2004, Royal Dutch/Shell, one of the world's largest publicly traded oil companies, shocked the international financial community by announcing that it had overst...

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