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June 23, 2008 Issue

Cover art by: Cover design by Gene Case & Stephen Kling/Avenging Angels, with apologies to Antonio Proh&8acute;as and MAD magazine

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  • Editorial

    Let the Resurrection Begin

    Hillary Clinton's moving speech cemented a place for herself and the feminist movement in the unfolding drama of the 2008 presidential election.

    Tom Hayden

  • Capitol Climate Change

    The debate over the Climate Security Act reveals a lot about how the next Congress--and the next President--will address the most urgent issue facing humanity.

    Mark Hertsgaard

  • Nation Notes

    Walter Mosley joins the editorial board, Dave Zirin becomes the magazine's first sports correspondent.

    the Editors

  • Noted.

    John Nichols on Scott McClellan's book; Army Chaplain James Yee, Obama convention delegate; George Monbiot attempts a citizen's arrest; Mohamad Bazzi's prizewinning reporting on the Middle East.

    the Editors

  • The Antiwar Plank

    Democratic Party leaders should listen to the House members who want a strong antiwar message on the platform.

    John Nichols

  • Obama Makes History

    The Democratic nominee is betting on the basic decency of the American people, their hunger for a discussion of issues and their desire for real change.

    the Editors

  • Books & the Arts

    Solemn, Expanded Time

    An exhibition looks at the bits and pieces that made up some of the great artwork of Californian artist Jess.

    Barry Schwabsky

  • Out of Place

    How conservatives have turned a sense of exclusion into a powerful philosophy of self-styled truancy.

    Corey Robin

  • Waiting There

    And you go down that street
    Rainbows ahead bling you
    like midnight never does
    and I wonder where
    evening will be tonight
    My loved ones waiting there

    John Godfrey
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  • Letters


    Sixty years of birth pains in Israel; Phyllis Schlafly's honorary doctorate; more on the Alzheimers comic.

    Our Readers