October 11, 2013 Issue

Cover story Sports
Taxpayers aren't just giving away their natural resources – they're paying Big Oil to haul them away

'Calculated to Alarm'

The next battle over gun laws is coming to a Walmart near you as gun owners push their right to bear arms anywhere, anytime
In Focus

The Day the Earth Stood Still

Washington, D.C.—Jeffrey Wismer, an AmeriCorps employee furloughed by the government shutdown, just wanted to do his job on October 8. The crisis, which began when Congressional Republicans attempted to block the implementation of President Obama’s health-care legislation, is causing Americans to be deeply unhappy.Gallup reports a record-high 33 percent of Americans are likely to say "dysfunctional government" is the "most important problem facing the country," topping even unemployment or the economy.
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