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Issue: Can Identity Politics Save the Right?

Issue number: 6

Forty years ago two good Democrats divided the Democratic Party. Supporters of each candidate lost perspective and the resulting tensions hurt the party. But this year, unlike 1968, Democrats have a chance at reconciliation. Read more

Departments

A bad Supreme Court decision overturning race-based integration programs in Louisville, KY, and Seattle, WA, has produced a positive result. A new initiative in Louisville does something even better for children -- it integrates them by class. Read more

Departments

Online Extra: We have an unprecedented opportunity to prioritize safe drinking water and sanitation investments. Read more

Special Report

Online Extra: Often, in the water world, large changes can be made with simple, no-cost policy decisions. Read more

Special Report

Online Extra: The World's First Water War. Read more

Special Report

Online Extra: The reality of drought will require tremendous resilience in adapting to the untoward impacts. Read more

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Online Extra: Many poor residents benefit from a creative enterprise between a family company and the government's water agency. Read more

Special Report

As Karl Rove is subpoenaed to testify before Congress, the White House fights a congressional law suit aimed at forcing the testimony of administration officials. Read more

Departments

Americans have become unfortunately used to gutter politics. What are the chances McCain and Obama will be able to transcend our institutionalized, sordid political traditions? Read more

Columns

Much of America's economic elite continues to promote an absurdly simplistic theoretical case for the necessity of "free trade." But, as more thoughtful globalizers are starting to admit, the reality is much more complicated. Read more

Columns

Budget hawks are trying to convince the public that we face an unavoidable choice between cutting social programs and budgetary Armageddon. But in reality, our budgetary problems stem from our out-of-control health care system. Read more

Columns

As gas prices rise and congestion worsens, cities and commuters alike are starting to embrace bicycles. Read more

Columns

From our June special report: The world's water crisis poses grave threats to our survival. Can we change course? Read more

Special Report