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April 12, 2010 Issue

Cover art by: Cover illustration by Drew Friedman, design by Gene Case & Stephen Kling/Avenging Angels


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  • Editorial

    Iraq After the Elections

     Despite signs that Iraqis are disenchanted with sectarian politics, the electorate's votes still broke sharply along communal lines.

    Bob Dreyfuss

  • Noted.

    John Nichols on the public option, remixed; Frederick Deknatel on sanctioning Arab satellite providers; Clarissa A. Leon on resisting the Texas Board of Ed.

    the Editors

  • Immigrants on the March

     Current proposals for immigration reform might fall short, but massive protest turnout breathed new life into a movement that had fallen by the wayside.

    Gabriel Thompson

  • Obama’s Israel Problem

    It's time for Obama to confront Netanyahu's intransigence directly.

    the Editors
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  • Books & the Arts

    To Curse and Fume

    As our own yellow press goes from strength to strength, what can the history of slander and libel teach us?

    Ruth Scurr

  • Shelf Life

    Gary Wills's Bomb Power: The Modern Presidency and the National Security State; Elizabeth Arnold's Effacement.

    John Palattella

  • Gramaphoons

    A rock bottom, a bottom line, a body in extremis all make the poems of Graham Foust quaver and reel.

    Ange Mlinko

  • The Crack-Up

    The Latin American utopia has disappeared, says novelist and crackero Jorge Volpi, and he displays little nostalgia for it.

    Ben Ehrenreich
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