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Politics news and analysis from The Nation

  • June 26, 2003

    Liberal Signs of Life

    If you want to date the beginning of conservative domination of the opinion media, you could do worse than to pick Election Day 1964.

    Eric Alterman

  • June 26, 2003

    Letter From Ground Zero

    A small journalistic cottage industry has grown up demonstrating that the Bush Administration took the nation to war against Iraq under false pretenses.

    Jonathan Schell

  • June 26, 2003

    Moving on Media Reform

    It's no secret that Washington has a limited interest in the public interest these days.

    John Nichols

  • June 25, 2003

    No, Newt, the Ends Don’t Justify the Means

    Whatever happens in Iraq, lying to Americans and the world about the reasons for war is not acceptable.

    Robert Scheer

  • June 20, 2003

    The Long Detour

    For all of democratic society, this new (and certainly transitory) stage of history is costly and frightening.

    James Weinstein


  • June 19, 2003

    The Empire Strikes Back

    A few years in Washington, DC, snake-oil capital of the universe, and you begin to think that anything can be packaged as something else. Well, almost anything.

    Anatol Lieven

  • June 19, 2003

    The Other Japanese Occupation

    When Tokyo took over Manchuria, its propagandists spoke of "liberation."

    John W. Dower

  • June 19, 2003

    Letter From Ground Zero

    Robert Kaplan is a hugely well-informed, indefatigable journalist who combines firsthand reporting, mostly from poor, badly governed or ungoverned countries, with wide reading on the political,

    Jonathan Schell

  • June 19, 2003

    Privatizing Medicare

    The Medicare bills passed by the Senate Finance Committee on June 12 and the House Ways and Means Committee on June 17 move the thirty-eight-year-old social insurance program one step closer to

    Trudy Lieberman

  • June 19, 2003

    More Missing Intelligence

    As the Pentagon scours Iraq for weapons of mass destruction and Iraqi links to Al Qaeda, it's increasingly obvious that the Bush Administration either distorted or deliberately exaggerated the

    Bob Dreyfuss