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[2]Obama And The Mid-Terms
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Anonymous | Economist | 28 October 2010
  Bush left him in-box from hell. Health reform was self-made quagmire.
  Financial crisis, TARP, stimulus added to mess. Wobbles on Gitmo, gay
  rights, Afghanistan alienated progressives. Result: rejection

[3]Let My People Go
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Yehudah Mirsky | Jewish Review Of Books | 28 October 2010
  Review-essay on struggle of Israel and American Jews to liberate Soviet
  Jewry during Cold War. Cause won US support, because "identity and ethnic
  politics spoke in the register of American liberal values"

[4]By The Book
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Greg Beato | Reason | 28 October 2010
  History of phone book. First American edition published in New Haven in
  1878, before phones had numbers. Yellow pages as precursor of internet. They
  generate more revenues, even now, than Hollywood films

[5]Halloween-Candy Psychopaths
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Samira Kawash | Atlantic | 28 October 2010
  Sociologist wonders why American parents obsess about poisoned Halloween
  candy, when this has, in fact, never happened. Answer: they've been
  persuaded that only branded, packaged, store-bought food can be safe

[6]Prison Lobbyists Write Immigration Law
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Laura Sullivan | NPR | 28 October 2010
  Private prison industry helped draft tough new Arizona immigration law—which
  could put hundreds of thousands in prison. Typical deal for Arizona, where
  lobbyists and legislators have secretive cabal

[7]Debate We Should Be Having
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Robert Kuttner | American Prospect | 29 October 2010
  Obsession with deficits and debts crowds out more urgent debate on how to
  get economy growing robustly. Right path: increase spending on jobs and
  infrastructure now, cut spending when recovery comes

[8]Simple Cooking
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Bruno Loubet | Five Books | 28 October 2010
  French chef recommends and discusses five favourite cookbooks. Interesting
  selection, enjoyable discussion. Top of the list: "Cuisine Gourmande" by
  Michel Guérard. "All the words were singing to me"

[9]Playboy's Power Games
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Chip Brown | NYT Magazine | 28 October 2010
  Big, colourful, chatty profile of Mikhail Prokhorov, Russian billionaire
  buyer of New Jersey Nets basketball team. Shows him as super-fit,
  super-smart, modest, funny. Good read—especially for Prokhorov himself!

[10]Reefer Sadness
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Sheelah Kolhatkar | Business Week | 27 October 2010
  Report from prosperous Humboldt County, California. Main industry, cannabis
  cultivation. Now Proposition 19 may legalise pot. Will local growers profit,
  or get wiped out by large-scale competition?

[11]Topic: Rupert Murdoch
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Last great old-media mogul. Best recent writing on his newspapers, his
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[13]Today on FiveBooks: French Cooking
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