December 2008 Volume 32, Issue 12

Culture
Inside the Shadow Factory
James Bamford's important new book details America's post-9/11 surveillance-industrial complex
Brian Beutler
Dispatch
Reach Out and Rob Someone
After federal investigations into the $4 billion prepaid phone card industry found deceptive practices, state officials and Capitol Hill are finally cracking down on companies
Akito Yoshikane
Viewpoint
Regulating Good Government
Terry J. Allen
Culture
Operation Infinite Imperialism
Two recent books examine America’s military and diplomatic forays into South and Central Asia.
Robert S. Eshelman
Viewpoint
Obama Needs a Black Agenda
Laura S. Washington
Viewpoint
An Injury to Eid is an Injury to All
Stuart Appelbaum
Dispatch
Illinois Schools On Uneven Field
A Chicago educational reform movement keeps fighting to address the suburban-urban funding disparity
Ben Strauss
Viewpoint
How Will the Media Cover Obama?
Susan J. Douglas
Dispatch
Ban the Cluster Bomb
More than 100 countries have agreed to stop using them. Guess which one hasn't
Brian Cook
Dispatch
Dead Man Waiting
For the second time, a court has stayed the execution of Georgia death row prisoner Troy Davis
Alice Kim
Viewpoint
Proud of Obama … For Now
Salim Muwakkil
Culture
‘Milk’ Does the Man Proud
The first major Hollywood film portraying a gay historic figure, Milk pushes gays to come out and fight for equal rights
Gary Barlow
Dispatch
Monsanto Beets Down Opposition
Environmental and public health groups are suing the USDA to stop the planting of Roundup Ready-proof GMO sugar beets
Kari Lydersen
Viewpoint
We Have Much to Celebrate
Joel Bleifuss
Culture
Our Vampires, Ourselves
HBO's 'True Blood' is fangtastic
Laine Bergeson

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