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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. 264, No. 11, March 24

A Bad Air Day: Will Industry Lobbyists Foul Up the E.P.A.'S Newly Proposed Regulations?
It was thirty minutes before the start of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing. Outside the committee room, 150 people waited in line for the thirty seats open to the public. Standing with power-suited lobbyists were a dozen young...
A Frank Talk on the Budget
Weeks ago, House Democrats gathered to ponder the coming year. During one chat, four Clinton pooh-bahs--Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles, Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin, budget director Franklin Raines and National Economic Council head Gene Sperling--briefed...
City of Fight
It was a splendid demonstration. On that sunny Saturday, February 22, there were more than 100,000 people in the streets, starting symbolically at the Gare de l'Est, from which the Jews were deported during the war, and marching through Paris to proclaim...
Cutting Pentagon Spending
There are many reasons to cut Pentagon spending. The United States alone consumes about one-third of the global military budget, spending more than five times as much as any other country. The Pentagon remains the largest source of waste, fraud and...
Dialing for Dollars
Vice President Al Gore's March 3 statement on his campaign fundraising role had as many loopholes as the campaign finance law itself. "My counsel tells me there is no controlling legal authority that says there was any violation of any law," he repeated...
Irreplaceable Ewe
On February 22, the cloning of mammals stopped being science fiction and became science. The newspapers that day reported that Dr. Ian Wilmut, an embryologist in Edinburgh, had cloned a sheep named Dolly. Before we consider the wider ramifications...
Judi Passes
Cancer nailed poor Judi Bari when she was only 47. It was surprising to see the stir in the press. The New York Times gave Bari a long obituary, and there were big pieces about her in other newspapers, such as the Los Angeles Times and the San Francisco...
Labor Deals a New Hand
Take the most stirring moments from Norma Rae and Matewan, supercharge them with a Springsteen soundtrack and throw in the best vibes from a rocking sixties political rally, and you'll come close to the scene overflowing the Culinary Workers' assembly...
Lionizing Journalism
It's Identity Crisis time again in journalism. The cause is the recent Food Lion case, in which a jury awarded the supermarket giant $5.5 million from ABC. The case arose because, in order to film workers tampering with expiration dates on meat, bleaching...
Listen Harder
Rather than attempt to conquer the world, composer Henry Cowell aspired to live in it. "To live in the whole world of music" was his credo, and European classical music was only a small part of what he was after. Nineteen ninety-seven marks the centenary...
Privatizing Politics in Serbia: 'Nationalist' Is the Epithet of Choice, Market Conversion the Topic of Concern
Their interest in Serbian democracy belatedly aroused by this winter's protest demonstrations, Western media have managed to keep their stereotypes largely intact by proceeding on the assumption that the proper approach to Serbia is to scrutinize...