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September 28, 2009 Issue

The Editors on the ambush of Van Jones, John Nichols on competitive primaries and Jon Wiener on Obama’s CIA-on-campus program.

Cover art by: Cover design by Gene Case & Stephen Kling/Avenging Angels (portraits are of Edmund Burke, top, and, from left, Barry Goldwater, George Wallace, Ronald Reagan, Milton Friedman and Rush Limbaugh)

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Sexual Healing

"Female sexual dysfunction" is a case in point of a runaway medical system that requires huge profits, hence new sicknesses, pills and procedures.

For Competitive Primaries

Yes, primaries can be divisive and expensive. But the Democratic Party is usually at its best when it trusts grassroots activists and voters to make choices.

Tackling the Titans

If Obama leads, the people will rally to his side. A good way to remind voters of the bold change they voted for last fall: ordering a hard cap on executive pay.




Books & the Arts

Right On

Traditionalists are at war with free-marketers, and the far right's resentment is deepening. Is conservatism dead?

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