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October 26, 2009 Issue

Gary Younge on the decline of white America, Stuart Klawans on Alain Resnais’s Wild Grass and Calvin Trillin on the Roman Polanski def…

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

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Help Wanted

Benefits extensions and retraining are not sufficient to address the staggering level of unemployment now facing Americans.


On healthcare, Representative Grayson lands a punch; momentum against "don't ask, don't tell"; Obama goes weak on press freedom; Greece votes socialist as Europe trends right.




ICE Program Under Fire

287(g), the Department of Homeland Security program that empowers local police, like notorious Sheriff Joe Arpaio, to detain undocumented immigrants, is under scrutiny.

Gay Activists Split on Obama

At this past weekend's National Equality March, fury, or at least frustration, with the president trumped hope. On four key gay rights reforms, the administration's support is deci...

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