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December 1, 2008 Issue

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

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  • Editorials

    Bearing the Weight of it All

    Barack Obama's electoral victory is momentous but ethereal. Progress is eroded when not pushed forward--and there is still much yet to be done.

    Benjamin Todd Jealous

  • The Right Choice at Treasury

    To avoid the mistakes of the past, there are two basic criteria: First, no Wall Streeters; second, no one who helped create the current crisis.

    Chris Hayes

  • Remembering Studs

    Studs Terkel's longtime publisher looks back on the historian's remarkable career.

    André Schiffrin

  • Obama’s Iraq Challenge

    Will Obama make good on his promise to end the war in Iraq?

    Bob Dreyfuss

  • Obama’s New Deal

    Obama has an opportunity to further racial and economic justice by fusing the New Deal and civil rights traditions.

    William P. Jones

  • Noted.

    Third-party gains, good times for Wal-Mart, the Minnesota recount and what's next for Howard Dean.

    the Editors

  • The First 100 Days

    If Democrats can succeed in improving people's lives, the electorate won't care whether the Obama administration governs from left, right or center.

    the Editors

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