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From Fannie Lou Hamer to Barack Obama From Fannie Lou Hamer to Barack Obama

Democrats have come a long way from the first Denver convention a century ago.

Aug 15, 2008 / Books & the Arts / John Nichols

Guilty of Driving a Truck Guilty of Driving a Truck

Salim Hamdam's conviction and short sentence does nothing to repair the damage the Bush Administration has done.

Aug 14, 2008 / Editorial / David Cole

Obama and the Sisters Obama and the Sisters

His convention speech should draw from the wisdom of black women activists who were the prophets of American democracy.

Aug 14, 2008 / Editorial / Melissa Harris-Perry

Obama and the Politics of ‘Presumptuousness’ Obama and the Politics of ‘Presumptuousness’

Dana Milbank's coverage of Obama in the Washington Post has become a symbol of a press corps that is almost as the Bush Administration.

Aug 13, 2008 / Column / Eric Alterman

Tested, Tried, Untrue Tested, Tried, Untrue

Critiques of Obama's suitability for the presidency are bookended by astonishingly contradictory stereotypes.

Aug 13, 2008 / Column / Patricia J. Williams

The Magic of Baseball Endures The Magic of Baseball Endures

Two new books explore the states of wonder and mortification evoked by baseball.

Aug 13, 2008 / Books & the Arts / Andrew Rice

When Pastors Go Postal When Pastors Go Postal

The case against Victoria Osteen embodies the narcissism of those who preach the Gospel of prosperity.

Aug 12, 2008 / Editorial / Barbara Ehrenreich

Brad, Angelina and the Baby Bump Bonanza Brad, Angelina and the Baby Bump Bonanza

As print journalism faces extinction, tabloids obsess over celebrity pregnancy and childbirth. What's wrong with this picture?

Aug 11, 2008 / Books & the Arts / Meredith Blake

Beyond Beijing: China’s Toughest Competition Beyond Beijing: China’s Toughest Competition

How will the Olympics play in the Chinese equivalent of Peoria, among a populace skeptical of the government's intent and eager to tout their own economic clout?

Aug 8, 2008 / Feature / Jeffrey Wasserstrom and Kate Merkel-Hess

Does GOP Stand for Grampa’s Old Politicians? Does GOP Stand for Grampa’s Old Politicians?

The future of the Republican brand rests in the text message happy hands of young America--which should scare the living daylights out of John McCain.

Aug 6, 2008 / Feature / Andy Kroll

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