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July 10, 2006 Issue

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  • Editorial

    Bush and the Ten Commandments

    No President in living memory is as overtly religious as George W. Bush. But just how well have the President and his henchmen kept the commandments?

    Brooke Allen and Patrick Doyle

  • In Fact…


    the Editors

  • Cheney and HAL

    As CEO of Halliburton, Dick Cheney was not much different from other corporate titans ensnared by accusations of incompetence and fraud.

    William Greider

  • The People Versus AIDS

    If the United Nations is to keep its promise to grant people with AIDS universal access to treatment by 2010, it will be because activists are holding world leaders accountable.

    Richard Kim

  • Party of a Different Color

    "Vote Blue, Go Green" is the new slogan of Britain's Conservative Party, a measure of just how great a concern climate change is becoming to politicians of all stripes.

    Mark Hertsgaard

  • Moving Toward the Exit

    Americans know it's time to end the US presence in Iraq. They will reward the party that offers a plan for leaving before more American soldiers--and countless Iraqis--are killed.

    the Editors
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  • Books & the Arts

    Who’s Really Screwing America

    Right-wing nutcase Bernard Goldberg may think he has a lock on who's messing up the Republic, but consider Dan Brown, Joe Franklin, Tucker Carlson...

    Jack Huberman

  • Brilliant Corners

    To honor Andrew Hill's passing, we are reposting an article about his life's achievements originally posted in July, 2006.

    David Yaffe

  • The Passion of Anna

    In Elaine Feinstein's new biography, the complicated life of Russian poet Anna Akhmatova is flattened into a fable of suffering and redemption.

    Elif Batuman

  • The Plot Against America

    John Updike's Terrorist rips its plot from the headlines. But the book's Irish-Egyptian protagonist is paper-thin, and its jihad-lit plot remains stubbornly inanimate, devoid of passion or fury.

    Jonathan Shainin
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