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June 2, 2008 Issue

Cover art by: Cover illustration by Victor Juhasz, design by Gene Case & Stephen Kling/Avenging Angels

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  • Editorial

    Happily Never After

    Gay and ready to tie the knot? Take some advice from a couple of heteros: marriage isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

    Annabelle Gurwitch

  • Bring Back Antitrust!

    Americans interested in economic justice used to consider antitrust litigation a top priority. Perhaps soon we will think along these lines again.

    Harry First

  • McCain Sells Out Vets

    There’s little evidence that John McCain will do anything, if elected, to repair the damage the Bush Administration has done to veterans’ healthcare.

    Brian Beutler

  • Noted.

    Jeff Madrick on Clintonomics; John Nichols on the Ron Paul revolt; Ari Berman on superdelegate fence-sitters

    The Editors

  • Obama’s GOP Base

    Judging by their voting patterns in the primaries, crossover Republicans may swing the presidential election for Barack Obama.

    John Nichols

  • Burma’s Desperate Hour

    The crisis in Burma justifies humanitarian intervention–but it should be carried out by the UN and limited to emergency relief.

    The Editors

  • Books & the Arts

    Torturing Iron Man

    The Pentagon does a star turn in Iron Man, and the summer blockbuster turns the realities of the war in Afganistan upside down. Will anyone notice?

    Nick Turse

  • Taz Year Thirty

    Germany’s leading left daily wins the fight to name a street after a leader of the 1968 student movement.

    Paul Hockenos

  • Why War, Inc. Works

    John Cusack’s War, Inc. takes on a seldom-discussed aspect of the occupation: the corporate dominance of the US war machine.

    Jeremy Scahill

  • Back Talk: Tod Papageorge

    Photographer Tod Papageorge reflects on the links between American sports and the Vietnam War.

    Christine Smallwood

  • A Wink and a Leer

    Nick Cave’s self-lacerating sense of humor helps him avoid being just another pretentious old rocker.

    Jess Harvell

  • Boxed In

    Electoral reform in the United States will require federal intervention to empower voters and overcome the challenges posed by state and local autonomy.

    Peter C. Baker

  • Playing Games

    Are virtual-world video games just another plaything or a new frontier with vast potential to upend social norms?

    Stephen Totilo
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