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November 2, 2009 Issue

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

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  • Editorials

    Why the Health Insurance Excise Tax Is a Bad Idea

    Max Baucus's scheme to tax the benefits of workers slightly better off--so revenue can be raised for private insurance subsidies--is a lose-lose proposition.

    Steve Early and Rand Wilson

  • New Rules for Schools

    The most effective way to fight violence in schools is not the widespread "zero tolerance" model. Thankfully, Clayton County, Georgia, may have the perfect solution.

    Amy Bach

  • Left Turn in Jersey

    By embracing the left instead of running to the center, New Jersey's Democratic Governor Jon Corzine has revitalized his once-troubled re-election campaign.

    John Nichols

  • Noted.

    GOP obstruction of Obama appointees continues to succeed; an immigration-policing program draws substantial heat; The Nation's Gary Younge receives Britain's prestigious James Cameron Memorial Award.

    the Editors

  • The ACORN Standard

    A growing number of lawmakers are starting to ask: if ACORN's federal funding should be under intense scrutiny, why aren't the billions of dollars going to out-of-control contractors being regulated?

    Jeremy Scahill

  • Obama’s Nobel

    Did the president deserve to win the Nobel Peace Prize? No, of course not. But he still has a chance to earn it.

    the Editors

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