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There are seven articles in the December 4, 2006 issue:

COMMENT
"It's His BiParty" by Hendrik Hertzberg: Why the President's appointments belie talk of cooperation.

TALK OF THE TOWN
"The Ghostwriter" by Jeffrey Toobin: The man behind O.J. Simpson's tell-all tells all.

THE FINANCIAL PAGE
"In Praise of Third Place" by James Surowiecki: How Nintendo holds its own.

THE POLITICAL SCENE
"Killing Habeas Corpus" by Jeffrey Toobin: Arlen Specter's about-face.

SHOUTS & MURMURS
"Borat: The Memo" by George Saunders: Some additional scenes for the DVD.

DEPARTMENT OF MARKETING
"Little Hotties" by Margaret Talbot: The rise of the Bratz dolls.

THE CURRENT CINEMA
"High Hopes" by Anthony Lane: Darren Aronofsky's The Fountain and Christopher Guest's For Your Consideration.

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