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August 27, 2007 Issue

Cover art by: Cover design by Gene Case & Stephen Kling/Avenging Angels

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  • Editorials

    Smashing Capitalism

    The victims of the housing market's collapse are crippling an unjust economic system.

    Barbara Ehrenreich

  • The Real Lesson of the Padilla Conviction

    If it had followed the rule of law from the outset, the Bush Administration could have brought many terrorists to justice by now.

    David Cole


  • Sacco & Vanzetti Today

    History sheds no new light on their guilt or innocence. But it does make clear that their trial and execution was an unjust and intolerable act of barbarism.

    Moshik Temkin

  • Farm Bill Showdown

    As he shapes the Senate farm bill, Tom Harkin should heed progressives and forge legislation that ends subsidies and gives a fair shake to family farmers.

    John Nichols

  • Funding Higher Ed

    The Congressional overhaul of federal student aid is a good first step, but true reform of the system will require an effort on the scale of the GI Bill.

    Anya Kamenetz

  • Things Fall Apart

    The Minneapolis bridge collapse should prod all presidential candidates, especially Democrats, to come up with real plans to fix our crumbling infrastructure.

    the Editors

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  • Books and the Arts

    Spy Games

    Reviews of The Bourne Ultimatum and The Simpsons Movie.

    Stuart Klawans

  • Spirited Away

    Two writers explore the perversion of our collective imagination and the ways that science and myth shape our understanding of spirituality.

    Thomas Laqueur

  • from The Larger Nature

    A sanction gone awry
    was my portion to cultivate

    Giveth and taketh away

    This is how adaptation occurs
    A perpetual recycling

    Pam Rehm

  • Stars and Bars

    How did the American criminal justice system go so wrong?

    Daniel Lazare

  • The Diana/Whore Complex

    The lovelorn, fragile women the media once revered have given way to skank posses of the skinny, the slutty and the overindulged.

    Lakshmi Chaudhry

  • Sacco & Vanzetti Today

    History sheds no new light on their guilt or innocence. But it does make clear that their trial and execution was an unjust and intolerable act of barbarism.

    Moshik Temkin

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