December 2008

Comment The Meaning of Obama's Victory

Dave Zirin finds Henry Paulson and son seeking a minor league bailout.

Ruth Conniff curbs her cynicism.

Fred McKissack Jr. cautions that we're not yet living in post-racial America.

Eduardo Galeano lists his hopes and fears about an Obama Administration

Luis J. Rodriguez takes us for a walk down his spiritual path.

[[:mag/nielsen1208.html|Organizing the Fields]] Kirk Nielsen

How the Coalition of Immokalee Workers beat Taco Bell, McDonald's, Burger King, and Whole Foods.

Richard Price, American Realist Antonino D'Ambrosio

The novelist who wrote Clockers and worked on The Wire has a knack for the small stuff.

Poem Eliot Khalil Wilson
Will Durst already handicaps the 2012 field.

Maude Barlow David Barsamian

"Half the hospital beds in the world are filled with people who would not be there if they could afford water," says the H2O crusader.

Favorite Books of 2008. As chosen by Kate Clinton, Ruth Conniff, Anne-Marie Cusac, Edwidge Danticat, Elizabeth DiNovella, Will Durst, Jim Hightower, Andrea Lewis, John Nichols, Amitabh Pal, Adolph Reed Jr., Luis J. Rodríguez, Matthew Rothschild, and Dave Zirin.

Jim Hightower urges us to buck up Obama.