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The GOP's Twitter-tastic search for new blood, the Pentagon's secret death ray, the bailout goes nuclear, birds of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, Congress' top 10 crazies, Rep. Alan Grayson lets it all hang out, the Chamber of Commerce's big-business overlords, Obama's nominee bloopers
Ted Genoways on the day that fiction died, Joe Sacco's Gaza graphics, plus more music (End Times, The Amazing Oʂcar Micheaux, Staggering (Boy Genius), Heart of My Own), books (Crazy Like Us, The Death and Life of American Journalism), and film (9500 Liberty) reviews.
Cover illustration by Bill Mayer