In this issue:COMMENT
"Memory Lapse", by Hendrik Hertzberg: Counting the votes, 2008 style.THE POLITICAL SCENE
"The Dirty Trickster", by Jeffrey Toobin: Campaign tips from the man who has done it all.ANNALS OF TECHNOLOGY
"Non-Lethal Force", by Alec Wilkinson: The weapons of the future are here today.SHOUTS & MURMURS
"Awake", by Jenny Allen: Sleepless musings.POP MUSIC
"Usher 2.0", by Sasha Frere-Jones: One of the last big pop stars tries adulthood.THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Indy Charts", by David Denby: The return of Indiana Jones.
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