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Society news and analysis from The Nation

  • March 6, 2003

    Washington Post Warriors

    A generation ago, when I worked at the Washington Post, the right-wing fringe occasionally referred to us as "Pravda on the Potomac." We reporters were amused but also rankled.

    William Greider

  • March 6, 2003

    Donahue–War Casualty

    War may or may not be inevitable, but a one-sided discussion of US policy toward Iraq appears to be all but guaranteed on network television.

    John Nichols

  • March 6, 2003

    Phallic Balloons Against the War

    Who says there's nothing new under the sun?

    Katha Pollitt

  • March 6, 2003

    Neo-Macho Man

    Say what you will about oil and hegemony, but the pending invasion of Iraq is more than just a geopolitical act. It's also the manifestation of a cultural attitude.

    Richard Goldstein

  • March 6, 2003

    Title IX: Political Football

    Women's sports are under attack by jocks who have an ally in the President.

    Ruth Conniff

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  • March 6, 2003

    Court Reporter

    On June 4, 1961, John F. Kennedy held his last meeting with Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev in Vienna.

    Dusko Doder

  • March 4, 2003

    Postcard From Bloomington

    This comfortable college town is defined as much by its eclecticism as its traditional Midwestern quintessence.

    Jason Vest

  • March 2, 2003

    Donahue’s Demise

    The day before MSNBC announced that it was pulling the plug on Phil Donahue's nightly show, the man who pretty much invented talk TV was interviewing actress and author Rosie O'Donnell.

    John Nichols

  • February 27, 2003

    Less Than Miraculous

    Pennsylvania's mine rescue was inspiring, but the real story was corporate greed.

    Charles McCollester

  • February 27, 2003

    In Bed With the Pentagon

    It's a fascinating scheme, "this very ambitious and aggressive embed plan," as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs Bryan Whitman calls it.

    Carol Brightman