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Issue: Less Is the New More

Issue number: 3

Responses to Adam Serwer's cover story, "The Other Black President," James Crabtree's piece "Britain's Great Right Hope" and a letter from Executive Editor Mark Schmitt. Read more

Departments

Some countries have a strong marriage culture and others are indifferent. The U.S. alone cherishes both marriage and the right to exit from it. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

Thirty years after Carter's "malaise speech," the language of humility and civic obligation resonates more powerfully than ever. Read more

Features

Conversion to solar and wind energy is an environmental necessity and an industrial opportunity. Success will require a concerted national policy. Read more

Housing and Transportation

Funding for research into new technology is key. Read more

Special Report

To realize the promise of solar and wind power, aspirations need to be matched with more effective strategies. Read more

Special Report

With the right policies in place, an expansion of public transportation could help reindustrialize the United States. Read more

Special Report

The highest court follows the political trends rather than defying them. Not that there's anything wrong with that. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

Whether she likes it or not, Michelle Obama now serves as a public figure for the administration. Should the first lady get a salary for her work? Read more

Columns

After criticizing Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, our correspondent gets a lesson on the Bolivarian revolution. Read more

Departments

In the race for green jobs, environmental-justice advocates don't want urban communities to get left behind. Read more

Special Report

The opportunity for good jobs is there -- but unionization and government contracting standards will make a huge difference. Read more

Special Report

Unions and reformers are fighting over the future of schools. Now the battle lines have started to blur. Read more

Features

Three books administration officials should read as they attempt to deal with the Middle East in all its messy nuance. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

Richard Holbrooke learned some hard lessons in Vietnam. Now he is applying them to Afghanistan and Pakistan. Read more

Features

Bush kept choices about taxes separate from questions of services. Progressives have turned the tables. Read more

Columns

Just as the economy faltered, so it will recover. There's a reason it's called the "business cycle." Read more

Columns

How four men and one woman, with very different backgrounds and views, shaped the New Deal. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

Are bloggers who proudly identify as "bad moms" challenging ideals of motherhood or reinforcing them? Read more

Books, Arts and Culture