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August 1-8, 2011 Issue

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  • Editorials

    Debt Ceiling Delusions

    Republicans walked away from a budget deal not because cuts weren’t steep enough but because they included tax increases on the wealthiest. If they’re drawing a line in the sand, President Obama must, too.

    the Editors

  • Sky Falls on Rupert Murdoch

    As stunning revelations break daily in the hacking scandal, Rupert and James Murdoch withdraw News Corporation’s bid for BSkyB. But the inquiry into Murdoch’s para-corporation shouldn’t end here.

    D.D. Guttenplan

  • Noted.

    David Cole on a favorable ruling for the Affordable Care Act, Marc Kilstein on a narrow torture investigation and Britney Wilson on racism in sentencing

    Various Contributors

  • Trading Against Colombia

    A new trade deal with Colombia will flood the country with cheap US agricultural products, devastating rural farmers.

    David Callahan and Lauren Damme

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  • Books and the Arts

    The Girl From F&B: A Portrait of the New India

    Esther studied botany and biochemistry, and ended up serving Cokes to arms dealers in Delhi’s Hotel Shangri-La. She is a station holder, occupied and rootless. Welcome to India Shining.

    Siddhartha Deb

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