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January 1, 2007 Issue

The Editors urge the new Congress to make union organizing easier, Lisa Delpit and Charles Payne critique post-Katrina education in New Orle…

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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.

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.

Recognizing Labor

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


Addicted to War

Obsessed GOP hawks--and some Democrats--want to end the Iraq war by escalating it, and Bush proposes expanding the military: America is hooked on the habit of military might.

Brawl in the Garden

Carmelo Anthony pays the price for the melee between the Nuggets and the Knicks, but it's NBA commissioner David Stern who should be benched.



ISG: Defeat With Honor

Pundits on the left just don't get it when they call the Iraq Study Group report "Stay the Course Lite." It's an admission of the Bush Administration's total failure.

The Other Rocky

While most politicians win by appealing to the lowest common denominator, Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson takes a decidedly higher road.

Books & the Arts

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 mo...

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.

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.

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