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October 18, 2010 Issue

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  • Editorials

    Just Say Yes to Prop 19

    California's Proposition 19 would make it legal for adults to possess marijuana for personal use. Passing it would signal a major victory in the war against the "war on drugs."

    the Editors

  • Unmasking the GOP Pledge

    The GOP "Pledge to America" may lack substance, but it cannot be ignored.

    John Nichols

  • Noted.

    D.D. Guttenplan on Ed Miliband, Ari Berman on good news and bad news on campaign finance reform and Joanna Chiu on Obama's outreach to young voters

    Various Contributors

  • Netanyahu’s Freeze Scam

    What did Benjamin Netanyahu mean when he said he and Mahmoud Abbas should be prepared to make "painful concessions" for the sake of peace?

    Henry Siegman

  • Slavery & Climate Change

    On October 10, more than 7,000 actions in 180 countries will celebrate solutions to climate change in what is expected to be the greatest number of recorded protests in a single day in world history.

    Mark Hertsgaard

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  • Books and the Arts

    Slavery & Climate Change

    On October 10, more than 7,000 actions in 180 countries will celebrate solutions to climate change in what is expected to be the greatest number of recorded protests in a single day in world history.

    Mark Hertsgaard

  • Fighting for Change, Longing for the Sea

    Predictable Democratic losses in November aren't what we should fear. The real danger is in a political environment unable to build even the most tenuous bridges across partisan divides.

    Melissa Harris-Perry

  • A Man of Enthusiasms: On Ben Sonnenberg

    Remembering Ben Sonnenberg (1936–2010)—writer, publisher, boulevardier—and his quarterly, Grand Street.

    Maria Margaronis


  • Shelf Life

    Alice Notley's Reason and Other Women; Andrew Joron's Trance Archive; Aaron Kunin's The Sore Throat and Other Poems.

    Steve Evans

  • Founder Fatigue

    Jack Rakove's Revolutionaries shows the founders as real people in motion instead of as Olympian gods.

    Robin Einhorn

  • More Than Has Met the Eye

    The poems of Janusz Szuber and Ewa Lipska depart from the romanticized view of Polish poetry as a witness to history.

    Benjamin Paloff

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