Can Obama Close the Deal on Health Care? (The Well / Cover Story)

As doubt grow about the White House's push for comprehensive reform, the President faces the biggest challenge of his political life. A look at what's at stake for Obama, the health-care system — and you

Obama: 'This Has Been the Most Difficult Test for Me.' (The Well / Interview)

TIME national political correspondent Karen Tumulty, who has been closely covering the health-care debate, sat down with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office to discuss the difficult task of piecing together health-care legislation.


The Avenging Amateur

America is a nation of passionate laymen, and they're our best hope for thriving after the crisis


Postcard from The Everglades (Postcard: The Everglades)

An exploding population of voracious Southeast Asian snakes is threatening the endangered fauna of the River of Grass. Florida goes to war against the python


The Skimmer

Review: Annual Medical Spending Attributable to Obesity by Eric A. Finkelstein, Justin G. Trogdon, Joel W. Cohen and William Dietz


Rescue at Sea (Movies)

In the searing documentary The Cove, the man who trained Flipper leads a crusade to save dolphins from slaughter

Master Stroke (Books)

Swimming, Nicola Keegan's debut novel, understands that life is most interesting at the deep end

Taking Judd Apatow Seriously (The Well / Profile)

How did a neurotic, self-lacerating stand-up comedian from Long Island conquer Hollywood? He earned it




Tricycles for Adults (Life / Family Tech)

Trikke's new electric hybrid still gives you a real workout but also lets you coast home

25 Best Back-to-School Gadgets (Life / Web Watch)

Since we want you to emerge as a well-adjusted graduate, our list of back-to-school gear includes cool stuff for both work and play, including some picks that will make you the toast of your dorm