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November 12, 2007 Issue

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

  • Editorials

    All Trick, No Treat!

    Will spec factory jobs be the next stage in US economic development?

    Annabelle Gurwitch

  • The New McCarthyism

    A network of right-wing activists on college and high school campuses are targeting Muslims, Arabs and other Mideast experts, indifferent to the truth or decency of their charges.

    Larry Cohler-Esses

  • Noted.

    Dennis Hastert's Obama problem, California burning, Commentary old and new.

    the Editors

  • A Values Voters Schism

    The Christian right is embroiled in an internal culture war, pitting true believers against pragmatists looking for a candidate to satisfy the antitax and neoconservative wings of the GOP.

    Sarah Posner

  • Stop the Media Grab

    If FCC chairman Kevin Martin prevails, Americans will be stuck with one-size-fits-all media and a downsized democracy.

    the Editors

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  • Books and the Arts

    Shanker Blows Up the World

    The life and legacy of a fiery New York teachers' advocate gets caught in the crossfire of a changing liberal landscape.

    Thomas J. Sugrue

  • Play It (Over and Over Again)

    Ben Ratliff's not-quite biography of John Coltrane considers the jazz legend's enduring influence.

    Travis A. Jackson

  • Revenants

    In South African writer Zakes Mda's fiction, the past hovers like a ghost--seductive and terrifying.

    Laila Lalami

  • Thieves of Black History

    In the struggle over the ownership of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, black history is on sale at bargain prices.

    Gary Younge

  • My Graham Foust

    Gone's the imposter. And gone's
    his gawky cross. Gone's
    his tweaked legacy's hit list--Hooray!--
    and gone's his waste of song.

    Graham Foust

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