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December 17, 2007 Issue

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

  • Editorials

    TransAfrica’s Tribute to Ruby Dee

    "She is our elder and our sister and our daughter. We celebrate her as we celebrate the moon: our guide through the dark, dark night."

    Walter Mosley

  • McMansions Meet the Mortgage Crisis

    Homeowners in gated communities now facing foreclosure are learning there's no fence high enough to keep out the repo man.

    Barbara Ehrenreich

  • Home Sweet Gone

    The subprime crisis was not just caused by lending run amok, but by unrestrained trading that made a precarious situation even worse.

    Nomi Prins

  • Noted.

    Kevin Rudd's victory in Australia, Hillary's planted questions and remembering Alfred Knobler.

    the Editors

  • Citi’s Mexican Cronies

    As megabanks seek a subprime bailout, take a lesson from Mexico. Taxpayers of the world, hold on to your wallets.

    Jeff Faux

  • Spectacle at Annapolis

    A lame-duck President's halfhearted diplomacy yields much hypocrisy and few results. But at least the leaders will keep talking.

    Roane Carey

  • Battle of the Surge

    Don't believe the GOP triumphalists: the decline in violence in Iraq does not mean the surge is working.

    the Editors

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