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November 23, 2009

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FEATURES

COVER STORY

A Tax on Soda?
Why some lawmakers and health officials are pushing for a special tax on soda


NATIONAL

A Slave's Memoir
A memoir by one of President Madison's slaves sheds light on slavery's role in the White House.


MEDIA

Long Before Photoshop . . .

People have been manipulating images since before photography was even invented.


INTERNATIONAL

A Nuclear Iran?
Can the U.S. stop the hardline regime in Tehran from building nuclear weapons?


TIMES PAST

Hooked on Oil
150 years after oil was first drilled in Pennsylvania, the U.S. and the world are struggling to break a dangerous habit.

LAW

Guilty, But Not Unanimously
In Oregon and Louisiana, a 10-2 vote is good enough to convict or acquit.


DEPARTMENTS

NEWS & TRENDS
Arab cupcakes, buried treasure, cellphone propaganda, and more

DEBATE
Is sending more American troops to Afghanistan the right strategy?

NEW THIS YEAR

THE ETHICIST
Life's full of questions; he's got answers.

CARTOONS
Political cartoonists weigh in from around the globe.