Issue: The China Deal

Issue number: 2


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Can we learn something about the right’s strategic coherence without emulating either their ideas or their contempt for democracy? Read more

Law and Justice


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Reform is under way at the nerve center of the penal state, but it won’t be enough.   Read more

Law and Justice

The identity crisis imperiling the continent isn’t one of race and religion. It’s one of Europe’s willingness to preserve and expand its liberal values. Read more

America and the World


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Colleges need to focus on their original mission—undergraduate teaching—for a new wave of low-income and minority students.   Read more

Education in America


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America’s most liberal state government has a far-reaching plan to do just that. But does it have the will to enact it?  Read more

Economic Policy


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Once you understand the tech giants are capturing unguarded human experience, their business makes sense. Read more

Energy and the Environment


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In his most recent books, John Judis makes the case that there is—and that by indiscriminately embracing globalism, many liberals helped create nationalism’s virulent Trumpian version.  Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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The 2008 financial collapse should have brought the repudiation of neoliberalism. What happened?   Read more

Economic Policy

Will Robert Lighthizer restrain Donald Trump’s impulse to take a headline-grabbing and self-defeating China deal? Read more

Money, Politics and Power

The House Financial Services Committee—long a landing place for pro-bank Democrats—now includes AOC and a flock of leftists. And Maxine Waters is its new chair. Read more

Economic Policy

Portland, Oregon, and New York are taking different routes to charging drivers who need to get downtown during the rush hour. They’ll also have to think hard about the impacts on low-income residents. Read more

Housing and Transportation


Mary Parsons

Want to make a killing in the stock market without actually creating anything of value? Try Buybax! Read more

Economic Policy

Mexico’s decidedly leftist new president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, is taking on the business-political-criminal elite that has dominated his nation, and drenched it in bloodshed, for the past 40 years. Read more

Economic Policy


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The Democrats can and must think big, but they have to frame their ideas around the realities of a coalition party that includes suburban moderates. Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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Trump’s ICE crackdown is increasing support for access to driver’s licenses. Read more

Civil Rights in America


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The next administration would do well to 
revise the long-standing U.S. partnership 
with Saudi Arabia, and America has 
substantial leverage to produce change 
in the kingdom’s behavior. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

The rock-star Democrat Beto O’Rourke, a candidate for president, once supported the bulldozing of a low-income neighborhood in his hometown of El Paso—a project spearheaded by his father-in-law. Read more

Civil Rights in America


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The costs of having a corporate Democrat chair the House Ways and Means Committee Read more

, Money, Politics and Power

What progressives can learn from conservative anti-union advocacy Read more

Working in America


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The case of a black Army veteran that spurred a South Carolina federal judge to defy his state's white supremacist power structure Read more