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May 11, 2009 Issue

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

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  • Editorials

    Planet Earth: Too Big to Fail

    The Obama administration is giving mixed signals on global warming: claiming the right to regulate greenhouse gases but also expecting Congress to rewrite climate change regulations.

    Philip Radford

  • The Left Forum–Or, Why City Hall Doesn’t Listen

    Whoever now governs the country (a point on which there was no agreement) is likely to remain resolutely indifferent to the message of Left Forum 2009.

    Norman Birnbaum

  • Obama and Latin America

    At the Summit of the Americas, Obama went far toward repairing the damage done by two decades of disastrous economic policy.

    Greg Grandin

  • Bush’s Lingering Blacklist

    If we are to pursue our security without abandoning our ideals, laws on groups financing terror need drastic reform.

    David Cole

  • Notes on Change

    Three months into the Obama era, the euphoria of the election has begun to dissipate.

    Christopher Hayes

  • Noted.

    Jane Harman's wiretap, Chávez and Obama, justice in Guatemala, a remembrance of Walter Schneir

    the Editors

  • Accountability for Torture

    Congress must act to remove from positions of trust those who sanctioned torture and dial down the imperial presidency that has evolved on its watch.

    John Nichols

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