Pursuit of Habeas
What Bush learned from the Sheriff of Nottingham.
Will the Next Prez Give the Power Back?
The Librarians Who Shushed the Patriot Act
PLUS: The sorry six: W’s worst judges
Bush’s Greatest Hits
How to Burn the Speculators
And why filling your tank halfway could help lower gas prices
Party Favors: Land Handouts for Drillers
PLUS: Take the Fed public, and Wall Street’s Wild West days will be numbered.
Medicare’s Poison Pill
What Bush’s signature health care initiative did to my drug budget
No Contractor Left Behind
10 Ways to Satisfy Your President
PLUS: Why your meds are so sickeningly expensive
Our map of the new world order
When the Military Gets Combat Fatigue
PLUS: What the Pentagon learned from Genghis Khan
science & health
A Return to Reason
And an end to faith-based science
The Chinavore’s Dilemma
Tuna’s Mercury Surprise
Control, Delete, Escape
What was email@example.com really up to? We’ll never know.
Why Did the Press Let the President Lie?
how to fix it
Joseph Stiglitz, Valerie Plame Wilson, Philippe Sands, The Wire’s David Simon, and other experts on what the next president can do to clean house—pronto
No hang-ups: the inner lives of phone-sex operators
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Meet the Grand Obama Party; did the Three Gorges Dam cause China’s big quake?; McCain’s gay wedding woes; a catch-22 for Iraq detainees; how killing scars soldiers; the trouble with airline wires; Congressman Turner’s family values
Our 15th annual student activism roundup
Do You Believe in Magic?
Jesus is magic: Gospel illusionists conjure true believers.
Has Barack Obama earned a place in the progressive hall of fame?
Immune to Reason
Vaccine deniers are putting your kids at risk.
Dave Gilson on why 9/11 conspiracy theorists can’t handle the truth; Bill Maher roasts religion; plus more book(Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada’s Quest to Change Harlem and America, Obscene in the Extreme: The Burning and Banning of John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath, Burmese Daze), film(Up the Yangtze, Heckler), and music(Chemical Chords, The Rhumb Line, Here With Me, Cold Fact) reviews
Men far from Mars