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April 16, 2007 Issue

Cover art by: Photo: Thomas Good/Next Left Notes Cover design: Gene Case & Stephen Kling/Avenging Angels


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  • Editorial

    Stockman’s Folly

    After all these years, will Reagan's budget chief go to jail for cooking the books?

    William Greider

  • Betting on Healthcare

    At a union-sponsored forum in Las Vegas, John Edwards presented a real healthcare plan, but Hillary Clinton captured the crowd.

    Marc Cooper

  • A Turning Point

    By voting to set a timetable to withdraw from Iraq, the House and Senate are finally at the table, challenging Bush's war-making.

    the Editors

  • A Wider Corruption

    The US Attorneys scandal sheds light on a broader pattern of transforming government agencies into a permanent GOP patronage machine.

    the Editors

  • Attorneygate in Guam

    Before there was Attorneygate, there was the 2002 firing of a US Attorney in Guam engaged in a prosecution of Jack Abramoff. Anyone see a pattern here?

    Ari Berman
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  • Books & the Arts

    A Mannerist in Madrid

    Jacopo Tintoretto outshines Michelangelo, but his work is rarely seen outside of Venice.

    Arthur C. Danto

  • A Free Man

    Madison Smartt Bell's new biography of Toussaint Louverture explores the complexities of the man who created modern Haiti.

    Laurent Dubois

  • On the Genealogy of Morals

    Inventing Human Rights traces the roots of humanitarian concern back to the eighteenth century. But there's a world of difference between then and now.

    Samuel Moyn

  • Body Language

    A new "ethnic correctness" is taking hold among minorities that might reverse a rising trend among Asians and others to undergo plastic surgery to look more westernized.

    Andrew Lam
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