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  • Features

    China in the Driver’s Seat

    On the American left, there's no consensus about how to respond to China's emergence. Confront China or accommodate? Slam China with tariffs or invite it to build in the US? And what about human rights? Robert Dreyfuss talks to progressives about what the country's rapid rise means for the Chinese—and for Americans.

    Bob Dreyfuss

  • The Greening of China

    China must do two things at once: continue to industrialize while sharply limiting carbon emissions. Will its newfound focus on renewable energy technology be enough?

    Bob Dreyfuss

  • Nevada Goes Bust

    A severe budget crisis has put all state services--from education to eldercare--in jeopardy.

    Sasha Abramsky

  • The Right Angle on Reid

    If Harry Reid loses this fall, he's just getting what he deserves.

    J. Patrick Coolican

  • Editorials

    Eyes on the Prize

    Let's get a grip: the left isn't going to win every 24-hour news cycle. And that shouldn't be our goal.

    the Editors

  • Our Iraq Debacle

    America needs to remember the disastrous consequences of the war in Iraq. But Obama wants to put it all behind us.

    the Editors

  • Noted.

    Katrina vanden Heuvel endorses Eric Schneiderman's "transformational politics," Ari Berman resports on the GOP's "vulture" capitalist, and John Nichols appreciates the "Palin Effect."

    Various Contributors

  • The UAW Hits the Streets

    Bob King, the new UAW president, has dusted off the union and renewed its activist traditions.

    John Nichols

  • Ten Things the Past Can Teach Us Today

    "Live as if you are free" and other lessons of the past can help us build a progressive future.

    The Nation