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October 27, 2008 Issue

J. Lester Feder on McCain’s health plan, Alexander Cockburn on the economy, a poem by Osip Mandelstam…

Cover art by: Senate Democratic candidates, clockwise from top left: Jeanne Shaheen (NH), Al Franken (MN), Jeff Merkley (OR), Kay Hagan (NC), Mark Warner (Va), Tom Udall (NM) and Mark Udall (CO). Cover design by Gene Case & Stephen Kling/Avenging Angels

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Paulson’s Plan B

The Treasury Secretary's decision to buy equity stakes in banks still fails to address the fundamental flaws in the system.


Philip Weiss on how grassroots activists on Capitol Hill trumped AIPAC to block a bad measure on Iran.




My Great Depression

Far more than all the other bad things that have happened during the Bush years, our current financial crisis makes me feel that the American empire is in ruin.

McCain and the Meltdown

Robert Sherrill's pathbreaking 1990 exposé of the savings and loan scandal sheds light on John McCain's deregulatory politics--and our current financial crisis.

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