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October 5, 2009 Issue

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


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  • Editorial

    The African Airlift

    The 1960 "airlift" of 800 African students to study in the United States lent a crucial boost to John F. Kennedy's popularity among African-Americans.

    Karen Rothmyer

  • Hold Ashcroft Accountable

    The Ninth Circuit rules that John Ashcroft can be held accountable for the "paradigm of prevention" that led to unlawful detainment of a US citizen.

    David Cole

  • The World and Pittsburgh

    At the G-20 summit in Pittsburgh, activists will push the United States to back proposals to regulate CEO compensation and require corporate responsibility.

    John Nichols

  • Noted.

    Norwegians vote for "social-democratic paradise;" Rep. Joe Wilson's lie turns lucrative; why are all the taxpayers at the 9/12 march white?

    the Editors

  • When Money Talks

    The Supreme Court is poised to overrule decisions restricting corporate speech in political campaigns.

    the Editors
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