The Progressive Magazine: April 2008
Volume 72, Number 4
In This Issue
Comment A Faulty Stimulus
Dave Zirin examines the dark heart of the Olympics.
Luis J. Rodríguez argues about politics with his deceased dad.
Ruth Conniff examines the appeal of Obama.
Eduardo Galeano points out history's paradoxes and misnomers.
Editor's Note: Don't Worry About Ralph by Matthew Rothschild.
They Can't Just Walk All Over Us by Kari Lydersen
Winter Soldiers Sound Off by Dahr Jamail
Interview John Edgar Wideman Violet Law
Will Durst congratulates Republicans for getting what they asked for.
Charlie Haden's Progressions by Andrea Lewis
Poem by Truth Thomas
Phil Haslanger reviews The Great Awakening, by Jim Wallis, and Souled Out, by E. J. Dionne.
Jim Hightower gives a failing grade to the geniuses who hollowed out our economy.
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