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Cindy Sheehan from the March 2006 issue of The Progressive. Illustration by Shawn Barber.

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Posted by The Progressive on February 28, 2006

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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

Comment Wall Street Socialism


Dave Zirin laments what the new Yankee stadium represents.

A Matter of Interpretation Erik Camayd-Freixas
As an interpreter in Iowa, I witnessed a huge miscarriage of justice.



Sexual Cleansing in Iraq Kari Lydersen Gays and lesbians are being targeted on a regular basis.

Borderline Discrimination Tim Vanderpool The double standard in the building of the U.S.-Mexico border fence is breathtaking.

Comment [[:comment1008.html|Racism and the Race]]

Dave Zirin finds sports owners in McCain's box.

Barbara Ehrenreich urges debt resistance.

Howard Zinn [[:mag/zinn1008.html|leans toward Obama despite his views on Afghanistan.]]

The Newest Scam to Steal Your Vote Lloyd Dangle and Greg Palast.

Obama's Task Ruth Conniff He still has to win over reluctant white voters. Plus, a snapshot of a Nader rally.

Comment Global Warming Challenge

Ruth Conniff measures the ground women are losing at work.

Barbara Ehrenreich proposes a novel solution to the energy crisis.

Luis J. Rodríguez detects a dramatic rise in anti-immigrant sentiment.

Eduardo Galeano lauds the rights of nature.

Matthew Rothschild reveals massive snooping by Maryland cops.

Iraq's Forgotten Refugees by Elizabeth DiNovella

Comment Time to Reboot

Ruth Conniff looks at those elusive feminists who support John McCain.

Matthew Rothschild reveals that Bush now wants your irises.

Dave Zirin gets to the bottom of the Big Brown scandal.

Michael Feldman leaks a personal White House memo.

Eduardo Galeano lauds the rights of nature.

[[:mag/hobart0808.html|One Teacher's Cry]] by Susan J. Hobart
Because of No Child Left Behind, I'm not the teacher I used to be.

Comment Mainstream Media Culpability

Matthew Rothschild finds a professor who was fired for not taking a loyalty oath—in 2007.

Ruth Conniff exposes John McCain's anti-abortion extremism.

Barbara Ehrenreich detects Hillary Clinton hitting a new low.

Eduardo Galeano watches a parade of lies.

Luis J. Rodríguez argues for a new approach to juvenile crime.

Dave Zirin waves the yellow flag at Danica Patrick.

Comment Torturers in the White House

Ruth Conniff shows how business buys judges.

Barbara Ehrenreich goes trucking with the defiant ones.

Dave Zirin watches Kareem Abdul-Jabbar play D for Obama.

[[:mag_ngugi0608|McCain's Meddlers]] by Mukoma Wa Ngugi

Meet the Nuclear Power Lobby by Diane Farsetta

"Protest Is Always at the Crux of My Work" by Eleanor J. Bader

Interview Zaha Hadid by Violet Law

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