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December 8, 2008 Issue

Cover art by: Cover art by Doug Chayka; cover design by Gene Case & Stephen Kling/Avenging Angels


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  • Editorial

    Past and Future

    Obama's too smart to allow the ideas of the past to define his presidency. Yet Timothy Geithner is an architect and enabler of the unfolding crisis.

    William Greider

  • John Leonard

    Toni Morrison, Victor Navasky and Gene Seymour remember a noted author, editor, critic and all-around stellar human being.

    The Nation

  • Push Back on Prop 8

    If the courts don't overturn Proposition 8, expect an initiative challenging it to appear on a California ballot.

    Torie Osborn

  • Noted.

    Kristina Rizga on harnessing young voters' energy, Stephen Duncombe on a spoof edition of the New York Times

    the Editors

  • Peach State Promises

    Obama should make a serious campaign swing through Georgia to get out the vote for Senate hopeful Jim Martin.

    John Nichols

  • Time for a Bank Holiday

    No more free money from Washington. No more masters of the universe. No more business as usual.

    William Greider

  • Nation Contest: Retire Bush!

    What should W. do after leaving office? Enter our contest and win an Edward Sorel cartoon.

    Edward Sorel
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