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Obama is appointing lots of Clintonians–does that means he will NOT bring us the change we need? HAROLD MEYERSON will explain — he is op-ed columnist for the Washington Post and editor at large of The American Prospect magazine. (New Yorker illustration: Richard Thompson)
And: The spoof “New York Times Special Edition” is a work of satirical genius–Andy Bichlbaum of the Yes Men will tell all.
Your Minnesota Moment: the recount in Al Franken’s senate race begins today. We’ll revisit our 2003 interview with Al Franken, when Fox News sued him for the title of his book Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right.
More stuff to read: my new piece at TheNation.com, “McCain’s Favorite TV Show, ’24,’ Brings Torture Back Sunday”