"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.