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Issue: Lessons from the Health Care Wars

Issue number: 4

Republicans have found the perfect spokesman for a substance-free election. Read more

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The convergence of modern contraception and women's liberation was not intended or expected by the pill's inventors. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

Obama realizes that transformative presidents look past day-to-day disasters. Read more

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As we try to avoid stereotypes, we actually reinforce group identity and discrimination. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

A large indentured class of workers is struggling to escape debt rather than build a better life. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

How ghostwriting went from scandal-in-waiting to acceptable political reality. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

The power of mobilized independent citizens is easily forgotten and often denied by the Washington cognoscenti. Read more

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Strategies that rely on insider influence can't deliver large-scale change -- but mobilizations outside government can. Read more

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There's already a law on the books that holds Wall Street CEOs and executives to account -- now it needs to be enforced. Read more

Columns

By delaying labor reform, Obama has followed in the footsteps of earlier Democratic leaders who failed their union allies. Read more

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Activism on the ground creates pressure for bolder reform and gives liberal elected officials more room to maneuver. Read more

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The demand for higher education is rapidly eclipsing the ability of traditional universities to provide it. The solution lies online. Read more

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What Barack Obama can learn from Harry Truman's inspired use of partisanship. Read more

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Progressives and green groups are lobbying alongside energy companies in favor of natural gas. Read more

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Upstate New York is in a battle over natural-gas drilling. Read more

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When we mock politicians who are outed as gay, who are we really shaming? Are we decrying homophobia -- or fueling it? Read more

Columns

The legislative giants of past decades were not smarter or better people -- they simply had no hesitation about their entitlement to rule. Read more

Columns

It takes presidential leadership to break through our system's obstructionism. Read more

Columns

A lawsuit offers a peek into the world of high-end D.C. salons. Read more

Departments

Is the president living up to his foreign-policy promises to quash fear and promote dignity? He's doing better abroad than he is at home. Read more

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