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Issue: Freshman Orientation

Issue number: 5

In his Cairo address, Barack Obama sought to transform the way the United States engages with the Muslim world. Read more

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Lawyers and shrinks have privilege; journalists should, too. But it's not that simple. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

A search for American identity after the Civil War led to a surge of machismo and bloodlust. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

Recent tomes on Pakistan overlook ordinary citizens' conflicting motivations, says our man on the ground. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

Freaked out about the end of oil? There's a therapist for that. Read more

Departments

Right now paid time off is a perk available to only privileged families. Here's how we can make it an option for all workers. Read more

Features

For nannies and housekeepers, the home is a workplace, and they're fighting for basic rights. Read more

Features

Some of the fastest-growing professions with nonstandard work hours are dominated by women. Read more

Features

Many male-dominated professions are suffering an epidemic of job loss. But women aren't faring so well in the recession, either. Read more

Features

For too long, "working women" has meant professionals with children. It's time we focus on the majority of female workers. Read more

Features

Departments

Employer-provided health insurance is our single biggest tax break. It's time to give it up. Read more

Columns

It's time for progressives to stop pretending that raising taxes on only the very rich will be sufficient to fund an ambitious agenda. Read more

Features

Can Lisa Jackson, head of the EPA, meet businesses' needs without alienating the environmental-justice movement? Read more

Features

Fixing our health-care system will make us more economically secure. It won't make us much healthier. Read more

Features

The Federal Reserve is a hugely powerful yet unaccountable institution. Will its activism bring a backlash? Read more

Features

Israel has looked the other way as its military and government have gradually become more radical, and it may be too late to go back. Read more

Features

To see where the parties are headed, look to the youngest members of Congress. Read more

Features

In the future, we will be able to travel faster than light. And black women will still be secretaries. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

The right's abrupt decline is one of the most puzzling questions in political history. Read more

Columns