Jodie Evans

Jodie Evans

16 Cover






November 2011 Volume 75, Number 11

4 Editor’s Note

5 No Comment

6 Letters

7 Comment Class Warfare, Anyone?

9 On the Line

Columns 12 Terry Tempest Williams enjoys watching her religion on stage.

14 Michael Feldman comes up with a quick solution to our

budgetary woes.

Cover 16 Overdue Notice Antonino D’Ambrosio

As cities close libraries or slash their budgets, we must defend

this democratic institution.

20 A Derrick by Your Campsite Anne-Marie Cusac

In Ohio, thanks to John Kasich, state parks now welcome oil

and gas companies.

Features 26 The Group Behind the Republican Takeover Elizabeth


The Republican State Leadership Committee has played a key

role in the party’s recent successes.

31 Media Activist Runs for Congress Dennis Bernstein

Norman Solomon puts down his pen and throws his hat in the


Interview 33 Jodie Evans David Barsamian

“We’re always trying to find ways that we can disturb power,”

says the co-founder of Code Pink.

Culture 39 Poem Eliot Khalil Wilson

41 Kate Clinton finds a reason to laugh.

42 Dave Zirin explains why tennis pros need a union.

43 Books Ruth Conniff reviews Class Warfare: Inside the Fight to

Fix America’s Schools, by Steven Brill.

46 Jim Hightower dispels some Perry tales.

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