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January 30, 2006

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  • Features

    Bachelet’s Big Win

    Michelle Bachelet's election as Chile's first female president represents many things for her fellow citizens: the certainty of political continuity, the possibility of change and a commitment to the past.

    Laila Weir

  • Monetary Zombies

    We're on our way to being a society of economic zombies, half dead and half alive, buried in debt but prevented by credit card companies from declaring bankruptcy.

    Nicholas von Hoffman

  • Confirmation and Crisis

    If the Alito confirmation hearings were a test of Democratic strategy, the Alito vote to come is a test of moderate Republican integrity and mettle.

    Bruce Shapiro

  • Unequipped to Cure

    Vaccine production in the United States is in an alarming condition--with drug-makers wedded to outmoded techniques and government more focused on terror than pandemics.

    Dr. Marc Siegel

  • Everyone’s a Reformer

    For a long time on Capitol Hill, no one was interested in lobbying reform. Now everybody wants to get in on the act.

    Ari Berman

  • Adrift in Egypt

    A brutal raid on an encampment of refugees in Cairo has focused the world's attention on the netherworld Sudanese occupy in Egypt.

    Negar Azimi

  • Compromised and Corrupted

    Samuel Alito and his handlers have crafted a disingenuous campaign that reeks of ethical compromise, bending Senate rules, bending the truth and compromising the confirmation process.

    Bruce Shapiro

  • Right-Wing Revelation

    Samuel Alito's blunt testimony on international law revealed the extremity of his judicial philosophy and carried profound implications for rulings he might make.

    Bruce Shapiro

  • Working-Class Hero

    While the edges continue to be smoothed off Martin Luther King Jr.'s bracing challenges to racism, war and free-market exploitation, the holiday is a time to remember a leader who believed civil rights and labor rights are tightly intertwined.

    William P. Jones

  • Green Power

    The Green Party fell from power in recent German elections, but Greens continue to be the party to watch, a progressive influence on the world's third-largest economy.

    Mark Hertsgaard

  • Part D From Outer Space

    The Bush Administration's ill-advised new prescription drug program could destroy Medicare as a benefit for all Americans.

    Trudy Lieberman

  • The Impeachment of George W. Bush

    The time has come to call for the impeachment of President Bush. Any President who maintains he is above the law--and acts repeatedly on that belief--seriously endangers our consitutional system of government.

    Elizabeth Holtzman

  • Editorials

    In Fact…

    Remembering Frank Wilkinson, American hero; full disclosure on Jack Abramoff; Dave Letterman confronts Bill O'Reilly; a new baby for Nation contributing editors Liza Featherstone and Doug Henwood.

    the Editors

  • Palestinian Dilemmas

    Will Palestinians be compelled to live by Ariel Sharon's repressive vision or will they compel Israel to accept genuine self-determination for the Palestinian people?

    Mouin Rabbani

  • Israel After Sharon

    Suddenly, the Sharon era is over. And Sharon's centrist Kadima Party may emerge as the dominant force after the March 28 elections.

    Hillel Schenker

  • Newt’s New Con

    No voice rings as hollow as Newt Gingrich's on the GOP culture of corruption. Incredibly, the media are swallowing his story.

    David Sirota

  • Kickback Mountain

    Cleaning up Congress after the Abramoff scandal involves far more than limits on gifts and perks. It requires barring the 'legalized bribery' of major campaign contributions.

    the Editors

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  • Books and the Arts

    Cruel and Unusual Punishment

    Michael Haneke's Caché is a stylish thriller that scrapes away at the surface of polite European affluence to lay bare the moral rot beneath.

    Stuart Klawans

  • In Her Mind’s Eye

    Hannah Arendt's The Origins of Totalitarianism is a political classic trapped in the era in which it was written.

    Jonathan Rée

  • Easier Said Than Done

    Kwame Anthony Appiah's Cosmopolitanism explores the middle ground between the universal laws of liberalism and relativism's blind respect for all differences.

    John Gray

  • Working-Class Hero

    While the edges continue to be smoothed off Martin Luther King Jr.'s bracing challenges to racism, war and free-market exploitation, the holiday is a time to remember a leader who believed civil rights and labor rights are tightly intertwined.

    William P. Jones

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