"In These Times" is a magazine dedicated to exploring the social justice, political issues, and current events that the United States faces these days. Published in Chicago, the magazine's articles are written by staff, that explore issues facing all U.S. citizens. In this issue, articles are "News," "Appall-o-meter," "In Person", "Viewpoint: Resigning in Protest," "The First Stone," "Union Yes, War No," "Bush vs. the World," "Which Side are we on?," "Our Media, Not Theirs," "The Holy Grail," "Against All Odds," "Stranger than fiction," "Dear Mr. Vonnegut," and "Terrible Beauty."
This year-end double issue focuses on the coming presidency of George W. Bush, including questions about disenfranchisement of African Americans in the 2000 Presidential Elections, the Bush Cabinet, and the Supreme Court. Other features include a look at the failing peace process in Columbia and new president of Syria, Assad Bashar.