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December 22, 2008 Issue

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


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  • Editorial

    Building for the Future

    An activist calls for engaging youth in political life beyond the election.

    Supriya Pillai

  • Listening to Odetta

    Her voice a force of nature and her theatrical sense undimmed, Odetta-made music of extraordinary compassion, intuition and grace.

    Bruce Shapiro

  • Trading Partners

    Xavier Becerra, Obama's pick for US trade representative, could bring the change working people here and abroad can believe in.

    John Nichols

  • India’s Muslims

    The deep grievances of marginalized Indian Muslims are a source of major societal rifts, exacerbated by the anti-Muslim propaganda of Hindu fundamentalists.

    Barbara Crossette

  • Ending the Mindset

    Dissenting views on Iraq and Afghanistan will have to come not from the hawkish national security team, but from outside Washington, and from Obama himself.

    the Editors

  • Noted.

    Wal-Mart's toxic workplace; higher ed takes a hit; the right-wing blame game.

    the Editors

  • After Mumbai

    There is no military solution to the crisis in South Asia. It falls to Barack Obama to create a new path out of the deepening Afghan-Pakistan crisis.

    the Editors
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