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March 3, 2008 Issue

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  • Features

    ‘End the War in 2009′

    Barack Obama has hastened his timetable for withdrawing troops from Iraq, setting the stage for an election battle with John McCain and the forces of neoconservatism.

    Tom Hayden

  • Potshots in Space

    From the heaving deck of the USS Lake Erie, the Bush Administration takes shaky aim at a rogue satellite hurtling to Earh, carrying unknown secrets. The missile attack is purely humanitarian, they assure us.

    Tom Engelhardt

  • The Day After Fidel

    Most authoritarians leave office in a coup or a coffin. Fidel Castro is leaving on his own terms.

    Peter Kornbluh

  • Rigged Trials at Gitmo

    In an exclusive interview, Col. Morris Davis, former chief prosecutor for Guantánamo's military commissions, says that the Pentagon has foreclosed the possibility of acquittals.

    Ross Tuttle

  • Hey, Hey, Ho, Ho

    Our Story: As the probe into the supposed suicide of her political mentor unfolds, Kang is grilled by an intriguing homicide cop, and suddenly new troubles develop.

    Gary Phillips

  • Letter From Rome

    Name-calling, spitting, politicians fainting in the Senate chamber and a Catholic drive to "convert the Jews"--this is Italian politics.

    Frederika Randall

  • Chafee Chastened

    In his recent memoir, former GOP insider Lincoln Chafee boldly decries the Bush era.

    Eyal Press

  • From the Archive: Missing: The ‘Right’ Babies

    Christian-right activists look at falling birthrates among whites and rising Muslim immigration in Europe and warn of a looming "demographic winter."

    Kathryn Joyce

  • Editorials

    The History of Hope

    Voters drawn to Barack Obama are often criticized as naive. But appeals to our collective hope for a more decent society are core to the American experience.

    Peter Dreier

  • Give Dennis Kucinich His Due

    Routinely ridiculed as a political eccentric, Kucinich is a braver progressive than most. As he fights for his political life, he deserves our support.

    Steve Cobble

  • Unstoppable Obama

    All of us, of whatever race, want a fresh start. That's what "change" means right now: Get us out of here!

    Barbara Ehrenreich

  • Donna Edwards Wins in Maryland!

    Maryland progressive activist Donna Edwards upset veteran Congressman Al Wynn in a Democratic "fight for the soul of the party" primary, confirming that sentiment for change extends well beyond

    John Nichols

  • Raise the Bar

    Grassroots Democrats, parched for their party's attention, should play hardball with candidates on Iraq.

    Laura Flanders

  • Noted.

    Uncommitted superdelegates, antiwar agitation in Berkeley, immunity for telecoms and more.

    the Editors

  • Generation O

    The depth and substance of Obama's youth phenomenon has yet to be tested.

    Cora Currier

  • Purple Obama

    While Obama was winning over Virginians he was not supposed to have a prayer with, McCain was losing some voters he must have.

    Bob Moser

  • More Guns, No Butter

    The bloated military budget is choking our democracy--and it must become an issue in the presidential campaign.

    the Editors

  • Candidate in a Corner

    After the losses of February, Hillary Clinton must start March with wins that restore her delegate lead.

    John Nichols

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  • Books and the Arts

    The History of Hope

    Voters drawn to Barack Obama are often criticized as naive. But appeals to our collective hope for a more decent society are core to the American experience.

    Peter Dreier

  • The Film We Dreamed

    In Zeroville, Steve Erickson explores New Hollywood's promise and doom and the dissolution of cinema into spectacle.

    Charles Taylor

  • Revolutionary States

    Two new books take a closer look at the "Soviet monster" in an age of lazy, anti-Communist rhetoric.

    Ronald Grigor Suny

  • All the Whiskey in Heaven

    Not for all the whiskey in heaven
    Not for all the flies in Vermont
    Not for all the tears in the basement
    Not for a million trips to Mars

    Charles Bernstein

  • Chafee Chastened

    In his recent memoir, former GOP insider Lincoln Chafee boldly decries the Bush era.

    Eyal Press

  • The Ice Forge

    The generation that came of age in Stalin's Russia was torn between perpetual fear and profound emotional investment in the Soviet ideal.

    Jochen Hellbeck

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