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June 23, 2008 Issue

Alexander Cockburn on Barack Obama, Jacqueline Stevens on immigration crackdowns, Barry Schwabsky on collage artist Jess…

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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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.

Nation Notes

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


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 th...

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.


Just Blame Bush

Sure, greedy consumers play their part. But George W. Bush is responsible for the five-fold increase in the price of oil.

Oil Change

Forget change you can believe in and start dealing with the changes coming at you as fast as the price of fuel makes its way skyward.

Iron My Skirt

Once the bitterness of the present moment has faded, people will recognize they owe Hillary Clinton a standing ovation, even if they can't stand her.



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


Pressure Points

This Week: Chief of staff Chet Kimbrough and Congresswoman Kang consider how to make people do what you want--in the name of the people, of course.

Books & the Arts

Out of Place

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

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 waiti...

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