Eyal Press

Eyal Press is a Nation contributing writer and the author of Absolute Convictions: My Father, a City, and the Conflict That Divided America (Picador).

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Tuesday, March 06, 2012
Corporate Whistleblowers Get the Silent Treatment From Washington
What’s worse: to be persecuted and indicted for trying to expose an act of wrongdoing -- or to be ignored for doing so?
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Monday, November 23, 2009
A Blow to Privatization in Israel (and Perhaps Beyond)
Is there something inherently wrong with entrusting a private company to run a prison? Might this even be unconstitutional? As far as I'm aware, no court in Europe or the United States has entertained this question. When and if one does, there will now be a precedent to cite: a potentially historic 8-1 ruling just handed down by the Supreme Court in Israel that overturned a 2004 Knesset amendment permitting the establishment of such prisons.
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Monday, June 01, 2009
George Tiller: Casualty of the Culture Wars?
In the summer of 1993, a housewife from Grants Pass, Oregon, named Rachelle Ranae (Shelly) Shannon traveled to Wichita, Kansas, with a Bible and a .25-caliber pistol and shot George Tiller, a 51-year-old doctor and abortion provider. Tiller was not the first physician so targeted--six months earlier, an abortion provider named David Gunn had been murdered outside his medical clinic in Pensacola, Florida--but, despite sustaining wounds in both arms, Tiller managed to survive the attack.
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Wednesday, April 01, 2009
Obama's Democrat Problem
The must-read in this week's news magazines is Jonathan Chait's lacerating piece on Congressional Democrats in The New Republic, in particular the centrists and moderates who are doing their best to distance themselves from Barack Obama because he is too progressive.
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