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Issue: The Revolt of the Comic Books

Issue number: 10

In the Virginia suburbs of Washington, one county has declared war against its undocumented immigrants. With exceedingly limited political clout, the immigrants are still finding ways to fight back. Read more

Features

A roundtable discussion of Robert Farley's proposal to abolish the Air Force. Read more

Online Extras

Despite the fact that Hillary Clinton is the most conservative Democrat running for president, the right makes her out to be a radical. Perhaps this is because the right still fears the social change hippies represented. Read more

Departments

Why is American's health-care system collapsing? Three books, three good answers. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

Edwards has become the nation's most important spokesman for poor and middle-class America. Read more

Columns

Here's some advice on how to proceed once we've got the keys to the congressional car. Read more

Columns

What it does on its own -- strategic bombing -- isn't suited to modern warfare. What it does well -- its tactical support missions -- could be better managed by the Army and Navy. It's time to break up the Air Force. PLUS: Farley discusses his case for abolishing the Air Force with several bloggers. Read more

Features

Flush with cash and ancient hatreds, American evangelicals are incubating a Christian right in secular Europe. Read more

Features

Are we all complicit in the erosion of economic stability in American life? Or are corporate and financial elites the culprits? Our resident Roberts -- each of whom has authored a new book on the political economy -- argue the responsibility question. Read more

Features

John DiIulio's fascinating book takes religious moderation too far. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

Telling non-flag-wearers where they can stick it, suitable third-party conservative candidates, the Supreme Court justice nobody knows, and The Question. Read more

Departments

It's a propitious moment to revisit failed 1970s' attempts to combine the aspiration for a better future with a sense of shared commitment and engagement in building that future, and this time, to get it right. Read more

Columns

America's superheroes take on preemptive war, torture, warrantless spying, and George W. himself. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

The question of Harry Reid's effectiveness has been a parlor game in Washington since he took over as minority leader. But has Reid been judged too harshly for Democrats' failure to end the war? Read more

Features

A biography of Al Shanker traces his fight for school reform. But testing created accountability at the expense of education. Linda Perlstein's story of one school shows us just how truly terrible this is. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

Despite the Bush administration's party line, construction of permanent U.S. bases along with long-term plans for troop presence continue apace. Read more

Features

Between the GOP's wave of congressional retirements and its lackluster presidential candidates, the party's prospects are looking dim. But they have one cheerful possibility on the horizon: war with Iran. Read more

Columns

Our Iraqi occupation not only rejects American foreign policy since Wilson, it's a throwback to the great power imperialism that led to World War I. Read more

Features