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The Left news and analysis from The Nation

  • September 25, 2003

    Seeing Red at the Post

    I did a double take when I got to the eighth paragraph of the Washington Post's eleven-paragraph August 21 news story on Kathy Boudin's parole.

    Victor Navasky

  • August 28, 2003

    Kathy Boudin’s Time

    Kathy Boudin's parole from Bedford Hills Correctional Facility after twenty-two years is welcome and overdue.

    The Editors

  • July 2, 2003

    Paul Wellstone

    When Paul Wellstone perished in a plane crash along with his wife, his daughter and three members of his staff in October 2002, the horror of his death nearly overshadowed the meaning of his li

    Joe Conason

  • July 2, 2003

    I.F. Stone

    Sidney Hook, the Marxist philosopher-turned-neoconservative who once mistakenly listed I.F.

    Victor Navasky

  • July 2, 2003


  • June 26, 2003

    Secrets and Lies

    You would hope that the passage of fifty years might have cleared the passions that once inflamed the Rosenberg case.

    Philip Weiss

  • 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 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 5, 2003

    Letter From Ground Zero

    Read special extracts from Jonathan Schell's new book, The Unconquerable World: Power, Nonviolence, and The Will of the People.

    Jonathan Schell

  • May 22, 2003

    Local Heroes

    Eight state legislators who are making a difference.

    John Nichols