Issue: July/August

Issue number: 4

Conservatives have the Kochs and Rupert Murdoch, but progressives have their mega-donors, too.  Read more

Money, Politics and Power

If Obama is a transformative figure, it isn’t in the ideological way he seemed after his election. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

The decline of industrial unions and significant demographic changes portend challenging times for the region’s Democrats.  Read more

Money, Politics and Power

As Republicans head to the polls to select a U.S. Senate candidate who will almost certainly hail from the right, Michelle Nunn and Jason Carter--daughter of Senator Sam and grandson of President Jimmy--take the middle path on a road destined to veer left. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

Straddling class divisions is so last century. There's a new base in town, and it includes a lot of people who used to be middle-class but aren't anymore. Read more

Money, Politics and Power


Illustration by Steve Brodner

Her attitude—unabashedly feminist, casually in charge—was captured most effectively toward the end of her stint as secretary of state. Can she keep it as a candidate? Read more

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Focusing college-student recruitment on poor neighborhoods can overlook middle-class African Americans entitled to affirmative action.   Read more




America's woman space pioneer paid a price back on Earth. Read more


How the Becket Fund became the leading advocate for corporations’ religious rights Read more



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What the limelight-loving legal team did and didn’t win for same-sex couples' right to marry. Read more



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The liberal imagination has been stunted by decades of conservative obstruction. Read more

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Cobb, author of This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible, and Danielle McGuire, a historian at Wayne State University, discuss the fundamental role of armed resistance in the civil rights movement. Read more



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The author and phenom, with a bajillion Internet viewers, has built an avid Internet following with pep talks on how to be good. What does it mean to live like one of Green's "Nerdfighters"? Read more

, Books, Arts and Culture



Cultural prizes notoriously reward the wrong works for the wrong reasons: On the long list of worthies deprived of the Nobel for literature are Tolstoy, Proust, and Joyce. Read more



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Lawsuits are the billionaire brothers’ weapon of choice—against each other—writes Daniel Schulman in his first-rate new bio. But buying our democracy, and maybe killing it, is pure self-interest. Read more

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