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June 30, 2008 Issue

Charles Barber on a drugged-up nation, Gabriel Thompson on the wealth gap, Jon Wiener on race…

Cover art by: Cover art by Steve Brodner, design by Gene Case & Stephen Kling/Avenging Angels

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Drugged-Up Nation

America is literally awash in antidepressants. Blame the surfeit of drugs in our system on a confusion between illness and suffering.


Dennis Kucinich's impeachment play; architects of the subprime mortgage disaster; sexism and the Clinton campaign.

Obama, McCain & Iraq

Let's hope Barack Obama resists the impulse to move to the center on one of the most contentious issues of the campaign: leaving Iraq.





This Week: Congresswoman Kang has a revealing chat in the park, while Chet Kimbrough goes missing... again.

Fathers and Sons

A teacher discovers that sixty years after its publication, Alan Paton's Cry, the Beloved Country still stirs deep emotions about fathers and errant sons.

Name Our Epoch!

What to call our current economic era? An all-star progressive panel of judges will pore over the entries and announce a winner.

Books & the Arts

City of Fear

A new book explores the historical ties between African-American and Japanese-American communities in Los Angeles.

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