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December 18, 2006 Issue

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  • Editorial

    Stranger Than Truth

    A plethora of inside histories of Bush and the war have helped shape the political debate in recent months.

    The Editors

  • Olbermann’s Hot News

    News flash: Dissent sells! And the American public does have a taste for serious, high-minded news.

    Daphne Eviatar

  • Show Me the Money

    A man can be rich, but only a nation can be wealthy. And if anyone suffers from poverty, our whole country bears the shame.

    Walter Mosley

  • The ‘Seattle Senators’

    Newly elected advocates of fair trade in the House and Senate could reverse the free-trade absolutism of the Clinton and Bush years.

    John Nichols

  • Revote and Verify

    Now that 18,000 electronic ballots have vanished in the flawed 13th Congressional District election in Sarasota, Florida, it’s time for a revote.

    The Editors

  • Time to Leave

    If the Iraq Study Group faces reality, it will conclude that the only feasible option for America is to leave Iraq–as quickly as possible.

    The Editors

  • Books & the Arts

    Suga Mama, Politicized

    Beyoncé Knowles’s sexed-up club jam B’Day is also an odd, urgent, dissonant and disruptive personal and political statement.

    Daphne A. Brooks

  • Unhappy Meal

    Stuart Klawans reviews Fast Food Nation, a film that aspires to activism as it undermines its own anticorporate message.

    Stuart Klawans

  • In Palestine, a Dream Deferred

    Two new books explore fundamental Palestinian and Israeli concerns: The Iron Cage by Rashid Khalidi considers the Palestinians’ failure to achieve sovereignty, and One Country by Ali Abunimah puts forth a moral case for binationalism.

    Bashir Abu-Manneh

  • Mad Mel and the Maya

    Mel Gibson’s violent new film Apocalypto exploits Maya culture and perpetuates racist stereotypes.

    Earl Shorris
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