March 2011

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Letters

Comment The Arab Revolution

On the Line

Columns
Terry Tempest Williams witnesses Wyoming in peril.

Luis J. Rodríguezinspects the backdrop of hatred.

Ruth Conniff sees Democrats in Congress tilting leftward.

Cover

The Truth About Paul Ryan Roger Bybee
You only have to survey his district to see what he will do to the country.

Features
Exploiting the "Handicap Wage" Mike Ervin
How one company used a loophole to pay its disabled workers less than forty-five cents an hour.

Chemical Company Goes After Activist Laura Paskus
It sued an activist—and won.

My Mother Is Suffering Without Health Insurance Angela Garcia
Obama's reform is not kicking in soon enough.

Interview
David Simon Vince Beiser
"We either live or die based on how we live in cities," says the creator of The Wire and Treme.

Culture

Sufi Rock Star Sings for Peace

Amitabh Pal | Salman Ahmad spreads a message of love and coexistence.

Poem Magdalena Gómez
Kate Clinton salutes a brave member of the Coast Guard.

Dave Zirin explains why the baseball world mourned Tucson.

Books Matthew Rothschild reviews Deadly Spin, by Wendell Potter.

Jim Hightower exposes the fraud of Republican populism.