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The Nation is a weekly magazine published by the Nation Institute. First published in 1865, The Nation is headquartered in New York, N.Y. It is the oldest weekly magazine in the U.S. to be continually published. The Nation also has bureaus in London and South Africa.Self-described as "the flagship for the left," The Nation focuses on the topics of politics and culture. Contributors of note have included Albert Einstein, Martin Luther King Jr., Gore Vidal, Christopher Hitchens, Hunter S. Thompson, Langston Hughes, Ralph Nader, Leon Trotsky, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John Steinbeck, John Maynard Keynes and Naomi Klein. The Nation has broken such notable stories as the Valerie Plane leak scandal in 2003 and several articles about the Whitewater scandal in the 1990s. It was the first U.S. publication to report on what would become the Bay of Pigs invasion. The Nation has won 24 National Magazine Awards since 1971. Katrina vanden Heuvel is Editor and Publisher. Roane Carey is Managing Editor, John Palattella is Literary Editor, Betsy Reed is Executive Editor, and Richard Lingeman and Richard Kim are Senior Editors.

Articles from Vol. 278, No. 16, April 26

Bush, AIDS, Big Pharma
When George W. Bush announced a $15 billion Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief in his 2003 State of the Union address, he compared the fight against AIDS to the war on terrorism. Unfortunately, the analogy has proved apt. More than fourteen months and...
Chronicle of a Disappearance
The Blonds (Los Rubios)*Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter ... and Spring Twentynine Palms A rough but accurate gauge of national resilience: When dictators fall, how soon do filmmakers rise again? In the case of Argentina, the recovery was impressively...
Condemned to Death: Thanks to the US-Led Drug War, Aids Is Exploding among Injection Drug Users
In addition to the obligatory red ribbons, the logo for the XV International AIDS Conference features three Asian elephants raising their trunks as if in welcome. The world's most important gathering of AIDS specialists will be held this July in Bangkok,...
Dishonest, Moronic or Both?
Grover Norquist, the right's premier political organizer, once told me that the most significant difference between liberal journalists and conservative journalists is that the former are journalists first while the latter are conservatives first (if...
Kerry's Crucible
John Kerry is borne aloft by party unity and the overriding imperative of defeating Bush, but the senator has entered a perilous zone where the outcome may depend more on the content of his character. During the next few months, Kerry must somehow...
Pregnant and Dangerous
The good news is that Utah has dropped murder charges against Melissa Rowland, who rejected her doctors' advice to undergo an immediate Caesarean section and gave birth to a stillborn boy and a girl who tested positive for cocaine. The bad news is...
The Beat-Bush Brigades
The Bush presidency has not been kind to Ohio, where 230,000 jobs have been lost over the past three years. That's particularly true in the eastern part of the state, where the steel industry is hemorrhaging jobs, and hope. "There's a lot of anger,...
The Cruelest Month
Like mushrooms after a spring rain, signs pop up at this time of year in hardscrabble urban neighborhoods across the country, promising quick and easy money. You might get the impression that they mean actual tax refunds from Uncle Sam, but they don't....
The Phantom Sovereign
The Iraqi struggle for independence from American rule has begun in earnest. US forces there now face a double insurrection--one part Sunni Muslim, the other Shiite Muslim--that threatens at the same time to turn into a civil war. Only the Kurdish...
The Trouble with 527s
What should be done about 527s--those new organizations used primarily by Democrats (so far) to skirt the McCain-Feingold legislation passed in 2002? Republicans and Democrats have been tussling over this for months, with the GOPers ludicrously pretending...
Turning Point in Iraq
When asked why the United States should not invade Iraq and overthrow Saddam Hussein, a prescient critic said, "Once you've got Baghdad, it's not clear what you do with it. It's not clear what kind of government you would put in place of the one that's...