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In this issue:

COMMENT
"Loan Rangers", by John Cassidy: Candidates and the economic crisis.

THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"First Timer", by Jeffrey Toobin: A blind rabbi runs for Congress.
"Obama's In-Box", by Charles Bethea: The creation of an e-mail account in Barack Obama's name.

SHOUTS & MURMURS
"Stump Speech", by Paul Simms: A candidate's spiel.

LETTER FROM CHINA
"Angry Youth", by Evan Osnos: Students who reject the West.

ANNALS OF SCIENCE
"The Eureka Hunt", by Jonah Lehrer: Where in our brains do insights come from?

THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Euro Visions", by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Mamma Mia!, and Journey to the Center of the Earth.

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