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December 15, 2008 Issue

The Editors, on the stimulus package, Mark Engler on the new gilded age, Calvin Trillin on Detroit’s jet set…

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

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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.


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

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.




Thailand in Chaos

Its airports shut, Thailand is now ungovernable, as an educated elite attempts to overthrow the populist government it couldn't defeat at the ballot box.

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