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January 1, 2007 Issue

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  • Editorial

    The Waiting Game

    Expect a flurry of hearings on Iraq when the new Democrat-controlled Congress convenes. But no real action from lawmakers or the President is likely to be taken.

    David Corn

  • Kucinich Tries Again

    Yep, the Congressman from Cleveland’s running for President again–but first, he wants to fix the Democratic Party.

    John Nichols

  • Morality of the Minimum

    Let Justice Roll deserves credit for mobilizing values voters around minimum wage initiatives.

    Katrina vanden Heuvel and Sam Graham-Felsen

  • Pinochet’s Legacy

    The death of Chilean strongman Augusto Pinochet should not blunt the work of healing the damage he has done and shining light on the truth.

    Marc Cooper

  • Recognizing Labor

    Unions are pushing hard for the new Congress to ease the process of organizing labor by passing the Employee Free Choice Act.

    The Editors

  • Books & the Arts

    Within the Context of No Context

    Reviews of Blood Diamond, Inland Empire, The Good German and The History Boys.

    Stuart Klawans

  • Two Hayings

    My grandfather and I, with Riley the horse,
    took four days to hay the acres of grass
    from the fields on both sides of the house.
    After Riley pulled the mowing machine

    Donald Hall

  • A Painter of Our Time

    Diego Velázquez was a restless innovator, a painter who slyly revealed the ordinariness of his exalted subjects–one is almost tempted to call him modern.

    Barry Schwabsky

  • A View From the Bridge

    Hart Crane, one of America’s greatest poets, relished the extremes that eventually destroyed him.

    Melanie Rehak

  • Waltzing With Warlords

    Five years after the United States ousted the Taliban, optimism about Afghanistan’s future is evaporating. Three new books shed light on what went wrong.

    Peter Bergen
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