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October 8, 2007 Issue

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

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  • Editorial

    Healthcare Surrender Monkeys

    America has faced down the Third Reich and the Red Menace, but it has met an enemy it dares not confront: the private health insurance industry.

    Barbara Ehrenreich

  • The Richardson Surge

    Bill Richardson's edgy, opinionated and sometimes risky campaign is clicking because of his exit-now strategy from Iraq.

    John Nichols

  • Let the CHIPs Fall…

    Bush has turned renewal of a successful child health insurance program from a no-brainer to a battle on the future of healthcare.

    Trudy Lieberman

  • Politicize the War

    By sending Petraeus to Capitol Hill, the White House tried to smuggle in a radical war agenda under the mantle of an outstanding soldier. And people fell for it.

    Chris Hayes

  • Taking Power

    America is sleepwalking into one-man rule. What can the Democrats do about it?

    Jonathan Schell

  • Books & the Arts

    The Logic of Survival

    In order to preserve his way of life
    Odysseus threaded the necks
    of twenty faithless servant girls
    and hung them in his courtyard

    Jennifer Moxley

  • Abalone

    Abalone Rumsen aulón
    Aristotle auriform Costanoans
    cultivated, Brueghel painted,
    awabi Osahi dove for
    on September 12, 425 A.D.

    Jeffrey Yang

  • Class Acts

    The left's literary canon has neglected the contributions less-celebrated writers have made to the political significance of literature.

    J. Hoberman

  • Root and Branch

    A Canadian philosopher surveys some of the livelier flashpoints in America's battle over evolution.

    Ian Hacking

  • Olbermann Rules!

    He's the guy who put the guts back into TV journalism.

    Marvin Kitman
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  • Letters


    Readers write back about Bob Moser's report on a grassroots revolution in Kentucky and Liza Featherstone's coverage the Service Employees International Union. Plus, an exchange with Jonah Raskin.

    Our Readers and Jonah Raskin