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January 12, 2009 Issue

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  • Editorial

    Les Payne’s Too-Quiet Departure

    A legendary African-American journalist is cast off by Newsday, and the profession is poorer for it.

    Peter Eisner

  • Vision for a New Foreign Policy

    As a new president takes charge, it is time to talk together, to walk together and to work together. It is the only time we have.

    Cora Weiss

  • In Gaza, the War of ’48 Continues

    Israel must decide, once and for all, which path it will take: reach a courageous resolution to the conflict, or prolong it indefinitely.

    Akiva Eldar

  • Israel’s New War Ethic

    The masters of Israel's war on Gaza have fashioned a bizarre moral code that provides humanitarian assistance to the very civilians they are shooting at.

    Neve Gordon

  • Israel in Gaza: Irrationality

    It is not rational to believe that the Palestinians in the occupied territories will be terrorized by force and violence, by cruelty, by starvation or by slaughter into a docile acceptance of the Israeli occupation.

    Wallace Shawn

  • A Memo to Obama on Israel

    The following humble suggestions are based on my 70 years of experience as an underground fighter, member of the Knesset and founding member of a peace movement in Israel.

    Uri Avnery

  • Israel’s War Crimes

    Israel’s assault on Gaza is a massive violation of international law. Nations that have supplied weapons and supported the siege are complicit in the crimes.

    Richard Falk

  • The Kiss

    Let us pause, amid the muddle of the moment in this season of renewal and fresh starts, to consider fundamental things.

    JoAnn Wypijewski

  • Obama for America 2.0?

    Barack Obama has mobilized the most connected national constituency in history. But can he use it to govern?

    Ari Melber

  • Good God, Bad God

    If Rick Warren, Barack Obama and the gay community can find common ground, it’ll be on civil, not religious, grounds. So let’s separate church and state.

    Richard Kim

  • Noted.

    A closer look at Obama’s “green team,” journalists behind bars and John Nichols on potential labor secretary Hilda Solis.

    The Editors

  • Ideas for a New Era

    It’s time for progressives to create coalitions and craft smart strategies that will push Obama and the new Congress to seize this moment.

    The Editors