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Letters

Comment Obama Grabs Repressive Tools

On the Line

Columns
Terry Tempest Williams returns to the sea.

Luis J. Rodríguez weighs “the Latino vote.”

Cover

The Rule of the Rich
Bill Moyers | Plutocracy and democracy don’t mix.

Features
Grading Obama's Education Policy Michael W. Apple
In spite of improvements, Obama's approach still clings to a flawed model.

Everything You Shouldn't Need to Know in Kindergarten Kelly McMahon
My kindergartners are being overwhelmed with tests.

To Negotiate or Not? Belquis Ahmadi
Afghan women wrestle with the Taliban.

Fighting Fire with Water Colman McCarthy
Pacifism does not equal passivity.

Interview
An Interview with Matt Taibbi

Carl Kozlowski | “On Wall Street, you either lose or join in the criminality,” says the Rolling Stone reporter.

Poem Martín Espada

Kate Clinton discovers that aging leads to happiness.

Solidarity with Athletes
Dave Zirin says a victory for the players’ union would be a victory for all.

Books Ruth Conniff reviews The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot.

Jim Hightower diagnoses a new Vietnam Syndrome.