The Bitter End

Many troops in Iraq want to remain there. Democrats, haunted by the legacy of Vietnam, want to bring them back. But they need to realize that arguing in the name of the troops won’t work.

Hillary, Inc.

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton vows to defend Americans against the privileged and powerful, but her ties to big business compromise her populist promises.

Bush’s Shadow Army

Jeremy Scahill reports on the Bush administration’s growing dependence on private security forces such as Blackwater USA and efforts in Congress to rein them in. This article is adapted from his new book, Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army (Nation Books).

“Arrows for the War”

Christian mothers who believe in the “Quiverfull” movement — domestic warriors against 40 years of women’s liberation — aim to have more than six children, arrows in the quiver of God’s army.