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December 15, 2008 Issue

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


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  • Editorial

    The Fall of Triumphalism

    Because of the hubris of Bush and Cheney, we face a world of multiplied dangers, emboldened challengers and a paucity of reliable allies.

    Michael T. Klare

  • Don’t Repackage Gitmo!

    Shutting down Guantánamo is long overdue. We shouldn't recreate it by another name.

    Michael Ratner and Jules Lobel

  • Hands Off the UAW

    If he keeps his promises to autoworkers, Obama has the chance to renew the ability of organzed labor to improve the lot of union and non-union workers in the twenty-first century.

    John Nichols

  • Noted.

    Kudos to Minnesota's recount process; and kudos to Van Jones, 2008 recipient of the $100,000 Puffin/Nation Prize for green economy activism.

    the Editors

  • Moving Obama

    Progressives need to be as clear-eyed, tough and pragmatic about Obama as he is about us.

    Katrina vanden Heuvel

  • Bonfire of the Vanities

    Timothy Geithner is responsible for much of the generous deal-making now underway with Wall Street. If Obama's not careful, he will be blamed.

    William Greider

  • Stimulus Now

    On Day One, Congress must present Obama with a bold stimulus plan focused on putting people to work, rebuilding infrastructure and expanding the productive capacity of the economy.

    the Editors
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