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July 13, 2009 Issue

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  • Editorials

    Saving Troy Davis

    The president of the NAACP explains why he has joined a "strange bedfellows" coalition drawn together to fight for the reopening of Troy Davis's capital case.

    Benjamin Todd Jealous

  • Honduras Crisis Forces Obama to Focus on Latin America

    The military coup in Honduras puts pressure on the president to break sharply with past American policies or risk losing remains of Latin America's goodwill.

    Tom Hayden

  • Obama’s False Reform

    Congress should step up its investigations of the roots of the financial crisis and slow down the rush to weak solutions--especially the empowerment of the Federal Reserve.

    William Greider

  • Bucking the Banks

    How can we expect the experts to reform the financial system when it's experts who got us into this mess to begin with?

    Chris Hayes

  • Noted.

    Sebastian Jones on healthcare reform, Nisa Qazi on refugees in Pakistan, John Nichols on NOW's Kim Gandy

    the Editors

  • Obama’s Stonewall

    Since Obama traced his dazzling arc to the presidency, his stance on gay rights has become murkier, and more Clintonian.

    Richard Kim

  • Iran’s New Revolutionaries

    At the heart of the Green Wave sweeping Iran are the fearless young men and women who have few illusions about the complexity of the reforms they seek.

    Babak Sarfaraz

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  • Books and the Arts

    With Mercy for the Greedy

    Why do Frederick Seidel's champions consistently transform his weaknesses into virtues?

    Ange Mlinko

  • Just a Game?

    Agnès Varda's The Beaches of Agnès, Havana Marking's Afghan Star

    Stuart Klawans

  • Mahler’s Body

    Gustav Mahler's embrace of Germanness and battles with anti-Semitism.

    David Schiff

  • Iron Hans

    Novelist Hans Fallada resented the constraints of the Nazi era but did not desist in his craft.

    Benjamin Lytal


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