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Stories by JoAnn Wypijewski
JoAnn Wypijewski, a former senior editor of The Nation, is based in New York City.
James Baldwin's Understanding of Sex, Self-Knowledge and Power Demand Attention Now
Posted on: Feb 3, 2015, Source: The Nation
No other American writer dissected the problem of the color line with such intimate and ferocious grace.
Julian Assange: Hunted by America's Violent Empire
Posted on: Sep 12, 2012, Source: The Nation
The case against Assange posits two victims, the women and the state. But the women’s claims are murky, and the state is not credible.
From Palin to Perry: The GOP Shifts From Sexual Spark to Empty Machismo
Posted on: Sep 25, 2011, Source: The Nation
If Palin was on the McCain ticket for her sizzle, Perry might be on the next ticket for his faux cowboy image, just four years after the last Texan in a cowboy hat.
"The Penis Was Their God": What Aliens Would Think of Our Juvenile Obsessions
Posted on: Jun 17, 2011, Source: The Nation
When it comes to the Internet fantasyland, people are way ahead of politicians and the press in sorting out the relationship between individual secrets and social honesty.
Masturbation Finally out of The Closet, If Not Exactly into The Streets
Posted on: Oct 7, 2010, Source: The Nation
Maybe we can finally be done with shame, and with the coy and irksome way the press talks about this very homely pleasure.
Why Is Big Pharma Trying to Tell You How to Have Sex?
Posted on: Sep 14, 2009, Source: The Nation
Female sexual dysfunction was wholly created by drug companies hoping to make even bigger money off women than they have off men.
Why the Left Looks Like a Big Hypocrite in the Sanford Affair
Posted on: Jul 2, 2009, Source: The Nation
Sanford is no more of a moralist than those in the party of Barack and Bill, the party of "don't ask, don't tell" and the Defense of Marriage Act.
Super Prude Prosecutors Charge Teenagers with Pornography and Worse For Sexy Text Messages
Posted on: Apr 30, 2009, Source: The Nation
Sending a nude or semi-nude picture to a friend's cell phone is apparently a crime -- if you're a teen.
Sex Economy Goes Limp
Posted on: Oct 17, 2008, Source: The Nation
Lesson from the crash: for the rich, happiness used to be an expensive erection away. Now, everybody's fucked.
Sex Is McCain's Political Weapon
Posted on: Sep 12, 2008, Source: The Nation
McCain needed Sarah Palin, icon of sex -- not gender -- to recharge his potency and the cultural oomph of the right.
Was the Clinton Era Good for the Working Class? Ohio Primary Will Tell
Posted on: Feb 29, 2008, Source: The Nation
The blue collar vote is on the line in the Buckeye State -- and so is the myth of Clinton-era good times.
What Giuliani's Sleazy Sex Life Tells Us About Him
Posted on: Dec 17, 2007, Source: TheNation.com
There's something untrustworthy about a man who can't conduct a decent affair -- Rudy Giuliani never could.
Trained to Harm: How the Military Abuses Its Own
Posted on: May 9, 2007, Source: The Washington Spectator
In the Army, being injured makes one deserving of cruelty.
Killed by the U.S. Army
Posted on: May 9, 2006, Source: AlterNet
Pvt. Scarano once called himself a "living symbol" of the failure of the Army's rehabilitation system. Now he's a dead symbol.
Posted on: Jul 25, 2004, Source: The Nation
Jesse Jackson's campaigns for the presidency in '84 and '88 changed the Democratic party in ways we can still see today.
Audacity on Trial
Posted on: Aug 13, 2001, Source: The Nation
The only thing stronger than racism in South Carolina is the hatred of unions. And so the Charleston Five -- black Longshoremen arrested on trumped up charges -- need all the help they can get.
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