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April 21, 2008 Issue

Cover art by: Cover illustration by Victor Juhasz; cover design by Gene Case & Stephen Kling/Avenging Angels

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  • Editorials

    Journalists As Truth-Tellers

    Journalism can still make a difference, but the truth matters more. And if you can't get to the truth through journalism, there are other ways to get there.

    Bill Moyers

  • Truckers Hit the Brakes

    Hard hit by rising costs and the threat of losing their rigs, truckers are staging protests, calling for a bailout and lower fuel prices. What if the rest of us joined them?

    Barbara Ehrenreich

  • Noted.

    Henry Paulson's pitiful reform; Michelle Bachelet, bedeviled by Opus Dei; Pentagon follies; and indecency in Indiana.

    the Editors

  • Dems Flunking Trade 101

    As Clinton rewrites the history of her support for NAFTA, Obama needs to prove he understands what's wrong with global trade pacts.

    John Nichols

  • Shown Up by Sadr, Again

    To the humiliation of the US and Iraqi governments, the cleric's forces have faced down the Iraqi Army and are in control of Basra and half of Baghdad.

    Patrick Cockburn

  • Guantánamo Endgame

    New revelations of political interference in the prosecution of Gitmo prisoners shows Team Bush scrambling to keep one step ahead of history--and of criminal charges.

    the Editors

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  • Letters


    Readers weigh in on our endorsement of Obama, our coverage of terrorism and our grammar.

    The Nation