The Thirteenth Tipping Point

Dolphins, cockroaches, and vampire bats understand that cooperation is the key to survival. Why don’t we?


Editors’ Note

Mission: Control; A jarhead in the halls of Al Jazeera; campaign-trail bloopers; the underground abortion pill; don’t stand so close to me, Mr. President; the anti-pork barrel; checking executive superpowers; war on the layaway plan; incorrigible incumbents; and the business of arming Israel.

The absurdities of the name game, from Aidan to Xignux.

Why don’t security moms support the war? It’s the economy, stupid.

The challenges of training GIs to avoid insulting—and shooting—Iraqi civilians.

Have the neocons found their poster boy for regime change in Iran?

Good to go: wrapping up leftovers without taking home trash.

Tim Dickinson on the temptations and pitfalls of impeachment; director Richard Linklater talks about slackers and meatpackers; plus more book (The Female Thing: Dirt, Sex, Envy, Vulnerability; Ghost Plane: The True Story of the CIA Torture Program) and music reviews (Bettie Serveert; Bobby Bare Jr’s Young Criminals Starvation League; Los Lobos)

Resources for getting involved

Voting Machines!
Cartoon by Marc Rosenthal


Hype vs. Hope

When CEOs talk about going green, are they just thinking about greenbacks?

The Carpet Cleaner

How one captain of industry changed course.

Lead Astray

Cleaning up at home, exporting pollution abroad.

When is a Corporation Like a Freed Slave?

Does the bill of rights apply to Wal-Mart?

Is Google Evil?

It knows more about you than the National Security Agency ever will. And don’t assume for a minute that it can keep a secret.

PLUS: BP’s pipe dream, great moments in corporate spin, who’s to blame for Bhopal, muscles from Brussels, ecoMBAs, and a guide to hiding your ill-gotten gains.

How To Lose a War In 100 Days
From “Shock and Awe” to “Mission Accomplished.” Part two of our Iraq War Timeline project.

Revenge of the Nerds

Inside the world of high school debaters, where contentiousness is cool.

More Equal Than Others

Exploring the fine line between best friend and dinner.


Cover illustration by Tim O’Brien