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March 3, 2008 Issue

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  • Editorial

    The History of Hope

    Voters drawn to Barack Obama are often criticized as naive. But appeals to our collective hope for a more decent society are core to the American experience.

    Peter Dreier

  • Give Dennis Kucinich His Due

    Routinely ridiculed as a political eccentric, Kucinich is a braver progressive than most. As he fights for his political life, he deserves our support.

    Steve Cobble

  • Unstoppable Obama

    All of us, of whatever race, want a fresh start. That's what "change" means right now: Get us out of here!

    Barbara Ehrenreich

  • Donna Edwards Wins in Maryland!

    Maryland progressive activist Donna Edwards upset veteran Congressman Al Wynn in a Democratic "fight for the soul of the party" primary, confirming that sentiment for change extends well beyond

    John Nichols

  • Raise the Bar

    Grassroots Democrats, parched for their party's attention, should play hardball with candidates on Iraq.

    Laura Flanders

  • Noted.

    Uncommitted superdelegates, antiwar agitation in Berkeley, immunity for telecoms and more.

    the Editors

  • Generation O

    The depth and substance of Obama's youth phenomenon has yet to be tested.

    Cora Currier

  • Purple Obama

    While Obama was winning over Virginians he was not supposed to have a prayer with, McCain was losing some voters he must have.

    Bob Moser

  • More Guns, No Butter

    The bloated military budget is choking our democracy--and it must become an issue in the presidential campaign.

    the Editors

  • Candidate in a Corner

    After the losses of February, Hillary Clinton must start March with wins that restore her delegate lead.

    John Nichols
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  • Books & the Arts

    The History of Hope

    Voters drawn to Barack Obama are often criticized as naive. But appeals to our collective hope for a more decent society are core to the American experience.

    Peter Dreier

  • The Film We Dreamed

    In Zeroville, Steve Erickson explores New Hollywood's promise and doom and the dissolution of cinema into spectacle.

    Charles Taylor

  • Revolutionary States

    Two new books take a closer look at the "Soviet monster" in an age of lazy, anti-Communist rhetoric.

    Ronald Grigor Suny

  • All the Whiskey in Heaven

    Not for all the whiskey in heaven
    Not for all the flies in Vermont
    Not for all the tears in the basement
    Not for a million trips to Mars

    Charles Bernstein

  • Chafee Chastened

    In his recent memoir, former GOP insider Lincoln Chafee boldly decries the Bush era.

    Eyal Press

  • The Ice Forge

    The generation that came of age in Stalin's Russia was torn between perpetual fear and profound emotional investment in the Soviet ideal.

    Jochen Hellbeck
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