From CJR, Todd Gitlin on eight questions reporters should ask Obama. The Bogarting Candidate: Barack Obama's past drug use is no major sin, but his recent dissembling about it is. Drug use and the candidates: Barack Obama might have used drugs; so have a lot of other people. Ask Not: Why Obama is no JFK. From TNR, Noam Scheiber on the story of Obama's victory;.Hope Inc: John Dickerson on how Obama's message found its mark. From Newsweek, a cover story on Obama’s Dream Machine. EJ Dionne on how Iowa exposes why Democrats are in great shape for November. From Vanity Fair, First Lady in Waiting: Who needs a warm-up campaign? Michelle Obama says "it’s now or never" for the couple to take the White House.

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