In this issue:
"Holding Court", by Jeffrey Toobin: The wrong argument on health-care reform.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Sausage", by Ryan Lizza: Mike Allen and John Harris, on Politico Live.
THE FINANCIAL PAGE
"The More the Merrier", by James Surowiecki: When scrimping on payroll is a false economy.
LETTER FROM HOLLYWOOD
"Looking Good", by John Colapinto: The rise of the celebrity philanthropist.
"Expletives Not Deleted", by Ian Parker: British satire meets the Vice-Presidency.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Crash Landing", by David Denby: Reviews of John Carter and The Deep Blue Sea.
Listen to A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs.
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