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Politics news and analysis from The Nation

  • February 13, 2003

    The Case Against the War

    The revival of nuclear danger means we have already lost, whatever happens later.

    Jonathan Schell

  • February 13, 2003

    Letter to America

    War for the wrong reasons will delegitimize the instrument itself.

    Ramesh Thakur

  • February 13, 2003

    Who’s in Charge?

    On October 4, 2001--less than a month after that horrific day--George W. Bush and the members of his National Security Council were nailing down the details of the coming war in Afghanistan.

    David Corn

  • February 13, 2003

    Filibustering on Estrada

    Few of George W. Bush's judicial nominees have generated as much opposition as has Miguel Estrada.

    John Nichols

  • February 13, 2003

    Republic or Empire?

    As the senior American diplomat in Baghdad during Desert Shield, I advocated a muscular US response to Saddam's brutal annexation of Kuwait in flagrant violation of the United Nations charter.

    Joseph Wilson


  • February 12, 2003

    A House of Cards

    There is a smoking gun.

    Robert Scheer

  • February 12, 2003

    Left Coast Notes

    After nearly two years' absence from politics, Southern California's most popular progressive politician, Antonio Villaraigosa, is back on the stump.

    Marc Cooper

  • February 6, 2003

    Bush’s Big Bad Budget

    George W. Bush's budget sketches the precipitous decline in our fortunes on his watch, while blurring the full costs of his shameless pander to privilege.

    Robert L. Borosage

  • February 6, 2003

  • February 6, 2003

    Columbia Down

    Like the perennial quest for a "Star Wars" antimissile system, the space shuttle has never been an entirely rational program.

    Wayne Biddle