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Issue: Did the Founding Fathers Screw Up?

Issue number: 8

David kennedy's program for reducing urban violence is only half the equation. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

Zipcar and Flexcar started an economic revolution in urbanized America. But how much are we willing to share? Read more

Departments

Alexander Field argues infrastructure spending during the Great Depression did wonders for American productivity. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

Gridlock in Washington is no accident. It's built into the Constitution. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

How can a woman be an avatar for an evangelical movement that argues that women must obey men? Read more

Columns

Why did the greatest failure of laissez-faire capitalism since the Great Depression lead to a turn to the right rather than the left in both Europe and the U.S.? Read more

Economic Policy

Daniel Yergen's long-awaited follow-up to The Prize tells a ripping tale of the global energy complex, but it waffles when considering alternatives to fossil fuels. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

In publicly attacking Obama are Tavis Smiley and Cornel West upholding the tradition of MLK or acting out of personal pique—or both? Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

In its nihilistic demonization of government, the right has declared war on America. Read more

Columns

Over the last decade, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has spent a huge amount to tilt state courts its way. Read more

Special Report

The Supreme Court's historic role has been to slow, not accelerate, social reform. Read more

Special Report

A flood of special-interest money has corrupted our courts. How can we fight back? Read more

Special Report