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January 4, 2010 Issue

Calvin Trillin on Blackwater, Alexander Cockburn on the moral high ground on climate change, and a poem by Marina Tsvetaeva…

Cover art by: Cover image: Europe after a 75 meter rise in sea level; design by Gene Case & Stephen Kling/Avenging Angels, based on a map by Dave Pape/State University of New York, Buffalo

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Caged Tiger

The teachable moment of the Tiger Woods circus: if you front for the worst, don't expect anyone to have your back.

Gaming Healthcare

Dropping the public option and Medicare expansion means breaking the promise of health reform: better care at lower cost.


John Nicholson Houston's new lesbian mayor, Jon Wiener on Howard Zinn's The People Speak, Ari Berman on Editor & Publisher closing its doors


The Courage to Say No

The G-8 powers are willing to do just about anything to get a deal in Copenhagen. But the urgency doesn't come from a desire to stop climate change.



The Gaza I Know

Later this month thousands of international solidarity activists will take part in the Gaza Freedom March to end Israel's blockade. They deserve your support.

Books & the Arts

Human Traffic

Sister Ping turned a variety store in New York's Chinatown into a lucrative business by making it a headquarters for human smuggling.

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