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Issue: Chris Christie's Real Scandal

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The CIA's manipulation of the National Student Association foreshadowed other forms of Cold War blowback that compromised democracy at home. Read more

Books

Demanding that we seek out the truth is a start—but it is only a start.  Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Why can’t we broadly distribute the wealth produced from America’s common resource pool? Conservative Alaska manages to do it. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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(Illustration: Wesley Bedrosian)

If we don’t alter the power distribution that led to the financial collapse, it will happen again. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

Free-market theory may be at odds with reality, but it fits the needs of the rich and the powerful. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Architect of the Capitol

America is becoming more like the illiberal pseudo-democracies and kleptocracies. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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To get renewable energy technologies into broad use, government needs to promote both supply and demand. Markets are too risk-averse. Read more

America and the World

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It takes government planning to promote the rational conservation and use of water. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

The free-market fantasy stands discredited by events. The challenge now: redeeming effective and democratic government Read more

Money, Politics and Power

Rising sea level in Norfolk threatens the town, the Navy, and a state in denial. Read more

America and the World

From 1968 through 1992, Republicans tended to control the White House. Since then, they’ve more frequently controlled Congress, which has moved them even more to the right. Read more

Books

They ran against Wall Street and carried the white working class. The Democrats who shunned populism got clobbered. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

The administration’s foreclosure relief program was designed to help bankers, not homeowners. That disgrace will haunt Democrats. Read more

Economic Policy

LGBT activists and funders are debating the movement’s post-marriage priorities. Read more

Civil Rights in America

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The mass exodus from the storied magazine was not the result of disagreements about the value of new technology. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

They can become the party of working Americans and win. Or they can appease Wall Street and lose. Read more

Civil Rights in America

Chris Christie and the Republican default on public investment.  Read more

Money, Politics and Power

Progressives seeking a model for an effective Congress could learn from the nearly forgotten history of the Democratic Study Group. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

North Carolina’s protest movement has galvanized the state’s progressives, but couldn’t stop 2014’s Republican tide. Its leaders say they’re only just beginning. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

Can we reconcile the belated attention to rape on campus with due process? Read more

Law and Justice