The Nation

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. 279, No. 15, November 8

100 Facts and 1 Opinion: The Non-Arguable Case against the Bush Administration
IRAQ 1. The Bush Administration has spent more than $140 billion on a war of choice in Iraq. 2. The Bush Administration sent troops into battle without adequate body armor or armored [?]. 3. The Bush Administration ignored estimates from Gen....
A Long Four Years in Midland
I don't know what percentage of me is Midland," George W. Bush said four years ago, "but I would say people, if they want to understand me, need to understand Midland and the attitude of Midland." In Bush's rhetoric, the West Texas town is populated...
Art Makes a Difference; Artists Have Been Generating an Accelerating Torrent of Anti-Bush Material
New Canaan, Connecticut, has never been anybody's idea of a hotbed of radicalism--or even of a warm bath of liberalism. The median household income of about $141,800 is more than triple the national figure, and registered Republicans outnumber Democrats...
Because We Could
When George H.W. Bush invaded Panama back in 1989 (no threat to the United States, its leader a longtime CIA asset, thousands of civilian casualties: ring a bell?), Administration flacks dubbed the exercise Operation Just Cause. However, irreverent...
Crude Awakening
On January 9, 2004, Royal Dutch/Shell, one of the world's largest publicly traded oil companies, shocked the international financial community by announcing that it had overstated its oil and gas reserves by 20 percent, representing the equivalent...
Guided by Voices
Tom Waits * Bjork The new Tom Waits album begins, in very Waitsian fashion, with a racket: a squall of percussive noise that sounds like it was recorded in a freight elevator. During the first decade of his career, Waits established a unique persona...
John Kerry for President
The presidential campaign debates are over, and the time for decision has come. The Nation endorses Senator John Kerry to be the next President of the United States. Any stocktaking must begin, of course, by comparing the records of Kerry and George...
Mary Cheney, Mary Cheney
Reservists mutiny in Iraq, old people keel over standing in line for flu shots and all sorts of cats leap out of Bush's bag of secrets: According to Ron Suskind's revelatory New York Times Magazine cover story, the President himself recently told a...
Plotting an Ohio Surprise
Philosophy student Julian Johannesen and photographer Cosby Lindquist have been encamped in the neighborhoods of Columbus, Ohio, for more than a year. Both were inspired back then after hearing an Al Franken speech on C-SPAN to go through the Camp...
Public Races to Get Dollars by Deadline: The Rush to Get Them at Face Value May Predict Our Next President
Citizens across the nation are jamming National Hot Line phones in an effort to get the new Campaign Dollars for their favorite candidate. So far, George W. Bush is ahead in the first round of a very tight race to get the special Dollar Bills. ...
Straight Down the Middle: Not Being 'Middle Class,' the Poor Have Been Invisible in This Campaign
In late August, a few days before George W. Bush delivered his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention, the Kensington Welfare Rights Union led several hundred protesters through the streets of Manhattan on a march in support of poor...
Under the Veil, Who's for Kerry?
This article is the final one in a series looking at swing states, and swing constituencies, in the 2004 presidential election.--The Editors Driving down Michigan Avenue in Dearborn, a woman in a chador takes her hand off the steering wheel of her...
Why I'm for Kerry
George W. Bush said Saddam Hussein's brutal regime had chemical and biological weapons and a revived nuclear weapons program. It did not. He said Saddam's government was in cahoots with Al Qaeda. It was not (according to the 9/11 Commission and the...
Why I'm (Slightly) for Bush
The election season is always hellish for people who fancy that they live by political principles, because at such a time "politics" becomes, even more than usually, a matter of show business and superficial calculation. Ever since 1980, when I bet...
You Can't Blame Nader for This
Let's hedge this with all the usual qualifiers. Kerry could pull it out. The spread's within the margin of error. Respondents to polls are lying out of fear of John Ashcroft. Pollsters aren't reaching Kerrycrats with cell phones. But whatever way you...