A Closer Look

Americas series "A Closer Look" offers in-depth perspectives on important issues during the 2008 presidential campaign. Here are the articles that have appeared in the series thus far:

"The True Cost of Care," Uwe E. Reinhardt, September 8

"Five Myths About Nuclear Energy," Kristin Shrader-Frechette, June 23-30

"The New Nuclear Threat," Ronald E. Powaski, June 23-30

"Abuse of Office," The editors, April 28

"Global Warming and Energy Policy," Richard J. Green and Wil Lepkowski

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