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February 16, 2009 Issue

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

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  • Editorials

    Mystery of the Missing Pardons

    Why were there no mentions of pardons before Bush boarded that helicopter to obscurity?

    Terry Jones

  • What Would Molly Think?

    Molly Ivins would have loved the outcome of the November election. In a way, she saw it coming.

    Betsy Moon

  • The Mitchell Moment

    Will the president have the courage to allow George Mitchell to apply the lessons of his experience of high-stakes conflict resolution?

    Roane Carey

  • Never Say You’re Sorry

    Why do people like Larry Summers, Tim Geithner and Gary Gensler keep getting the Obama administration's plum jobs?

    Chris Hayes

  • Senate Selection Scam

    Russ Feingold is leading the charge to close the constitutional loophole that allows governors to appoint senators.

    John Nichols

  • Bush’s War Totals

    The human cost of Bush's war: 1 million dead. 4.5 million displaced. 1 million to 2 million widows. 5 million orphans.

    John Tirman

  • Noted.

    Katha Pollitt on Obama and global gag rule, Megan Buskey on AIDS in Iran, Corbin Hiar on elections in Ghana, Sonia Shah on scientists for human rights

    the Editors

  • Go Geoghegan!

    Tom Geoghegan, labor lawyer, writer and activist, is running for Congress on a platform that's a model for the post-meltdown era.

    the Editors

  • Let the Sun Shine In

    The era of secrecy in government is officially over.

    Jon Wiener

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  • Crossword

    Puzzle No. 3156


     1 Accompanying the little devil, you get everything together--and can't be blamed this way! (4,8)

    Frank W. Lewis