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Publisher's Summary

This issue features six articles:

COMMENT
"Game Plan" by George Packer: What the Republicans' troubles mean for the opposition.

A REPORTER AT LARGE
"What Money Can Buy" by Michael Specter: Millions of Africans die needlessly of malaria and other diseases each year. Can Bill Gates change that?

PROFILES
"Quiet Depravity" by Dana Goodyear: The demure outrages of comedian Sarah Silverman.

DANCING
"Paper Tiger" by Joan Acocella: Michael Flatley dazzles and disappoints in a new step-dancing extravaganza.

ON TELEVISION
"Big Mac" by Nancy Franklin: Geena Davis plays the first female president in Commander in Chief. Will viewers vote "yes?"

THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Family Matters" by David Denby: Strong opinions on The Squid and the Whale and Elizabethtown.

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