October 2010

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Columns
Terry Tempest Williams finds similarities between the BP oil spill and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Race for Obama's Senate Seat Kari Lydersen
The nasty Illinois contest pits a centrist Democrat against a Republican dissembler and a Green from the projects.

Rand Paul’s Picnic By Kirk Nielsen | He said he was “absolutely” opposed to racial discrimination by government institutions, but not absolutely for outlawing racial discrimination by private business owners.finds similarities between the BP oil spill and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Surprising Angle in Nevada Abby Scher
Bobby Jindal and Nikki Haley distance themselves from their heritage to gain acceptance.

Feingold Fights for His LifeRuth Conniff
The independent Democrat faces a tough challenge from a millionaire plastics manufacturer.

Interview
Rosanne Cash Antonino D'Ambrosiol
""Sarah Palin is a great example of someone that just stirs the pot for the sake of attention."


Poem Martín Espada


Will Durst says gay marriage is on the side of good.

Dave Zirin x-rays the NFL's concussion problem


Books
Matthew Rothschild reviews The Promise: President Obama,Year One, by Jonathan Alter.


Jim Hightower plows up some Republican astroturf.