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Issue: The Obama Doctrine

Issue number: 4

TAP talks to Lynn de Freitas of Friends of Great Salt Lake and Nancy Holt, artist Robert Smithson's widow, about the proposed drilling near Smithson's famous earth art sculpture, Spiral Jetty. Read more

Online Extras

Faced with internal political pressures and the hard fact of Israel's strength, Hamas has moderated its political positions significantly. The moment may be ripe for pushing Hamas further toward the center. Read more

Departments

Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson wants to expand the Fed's powers to bail out struggling investment banks. Obama understands that this would only encourage damaging speculation. Read more

Departments

American consumers no longer have the buying power to absorb the goods and services the U.S. economy is capable of producing. Read more

Columns

In his new book Where Have All the Soldiers Gone?, James Sheehan tries to account for the astonishing transformation of Europe that has come with the death of the warfare state. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

The convergence of conservative nationalists and neoconservatives within the Bush administration, and the deadly fantasies it spawned. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

Why is the tax code so impenetrable? It's all those tax breaks for the rich. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

In his new book, Doubt is Their Product, David Michaels describes how the corporate practice of "manufacturing uncertainty" has taken over our regulatory system and undermined our health. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

In search of something beyond the New York art scene, Robert Smithson landed at Utah's Great Salt Lake, where he created Spiral Jetty amid abandoned oil derelicts. Now his deliberately noncommercial work is at risk of disruption by the return of oil drilling. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

Using the Department of Justice, friendly governors, and its usual propaganda outlets, the GOP has propagated the myth of voter fraud to purge the rolls of non-Republicans. Read more

Features

Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton may be neophyte class warriors, but their populism is more than just rhetorical -- and must be, if the Democrats are to win the election and govern successfully. Read more

Features

To keep the world's tinder box from exploding even more violently, George W. Bush's successor is going to have to pursue a radically different Middle Eastern policy. Some policy pointers: Get out of Iraq. Work with (some) Islamists. Create the Palestinian state. Thereby, undercut al-Qaeda. Read more

Features

Barack Obama is offering the most sweeping liberal foreign-policy critique we've heard from a serious presidential contender in decades. But will voters buy it? Read more

Features

The Department of Labor is considering a change to the Family and Medical Leave Act that would single out employees with chronic illnesses. Read more

Columns

Obama's campaign shows how a democracy-minded reform movement and community organizing have transformed the Democratic Party. Like Reagan, Obama is as much a product of a movement as the creator of one. Read more

Columns

The financial economy is a confidence game and nobody wants to be the Cassandra who triggers the crash. But we need to address the fact that the next president will face an economic crisis unlike any since 1933. Read more

Columns