In this issue:COMMENT
"Bailing Out", by John Cassidy: Wall Street and the election.THE FINANCIAL PAGE
"Public Humiliation", by James Surowiecki: The perils of being a publicly traded bank.SHOUTS & MURMURS
"Too Big to Fail", by Andy Borowitz: Pleading for a loan.A REPORTER AT LARGE
"The Last Tour", by William Finnegan: A casualty of post-traumatic stress disorder.ANNALS OF LAW
"Rich Bitch", by Jeffrey Toobin: Should pets be allowed to inherit millions?THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Guns and Lovers", by David Denby: Reviews of Appaloosa and Righteous Kill.
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