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October 20, 2008 Issue

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  • Editorials

    Undecided Progressives: Make the Difference for Obama

    Thinking of casting a symbolic vote for Nader or some other third-party progressive? Think again.

    Tom Hayden

  • Bearing Witness: The Afghan Tragedy

    Seven years after the US invasion, Afghanistan is still chained to the fundamentalist warlords and the Taliban. Women and children suffer the most.

    Malalai Joya

  • Our Healthcare System Is Dying

    If only the federal government could be mobilized to solve the nation's healthcare crisis as quickly as it did for Wall Street.

    Rose Ann DeMoro

  • The Palin Fix

    There's only one explanation for the pundits who declared Sarah Palin finessed Thursday's debate: A nation of losers sorely needed a redemption narrative.

    Mark Ames

  • Sarah Palin, Mean Girl

    Remember The Rules, that mean-girl guide to being the object of male desire? That's Sarah Palin. Not that it will do the GOP much good.

    Linda Hirshman

  • Paul Newman

    He was funny, he was thoughtful, he was committed and, in the end, he was a friend, period.

    Victor Navasky

  • Looking Backward

    As America's second Gilded Age fissions around us, we can sense the zeitgeist shift. Are we staring into the abyss of 1929 or heading for a new New Deal?

    Steve Fraser

  • Democracy Inaction

    Nothing brings left and right together like a Big Government intervention on behalf of Big Money.

    Chris Hayes

  • Noted.

    D.D. Guttenplan on British politics, Nancy Kranich on Banned Books Week

    the Editors

  • Born-Again Democracy

    Congress must take control of the failed financial system until a new president can legislate a more permanent and equitable solution.

    William Greider

  • Newman Nation

    The Nation bids farewell to one of its greatest friends--actor and activist Paul Newman.

    Edward Sorel

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