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Issue: The Man the Banks Fear Most

Issue number: 4

Politicians going after birth control had no idea what they were in for. Read more

Civil Rights in America

Three and a half years after his election, Barack Obama remains a mystery to many Americans. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

The LGBT-rights movement should fight for economic and social justice—not simply de jure civil rights. Read more

Civil Rights in America

Neighborhood groups are bringing the blighted city back, one block at a time. Will City Hall stand in their way? Read more

Economic Policy

Is breastfeeding the new patriarchy? Elisabeth Badinter overstates her case—and overlooks what the French can really teach us about raising children. Read more

Books

Timothy Noah's The Great Divergence deftly explores the roots and resurgence of American inequality. Read more

Books

How sexual minorities in Africa became collateral damage in the U.S. culture wars Read more

America and the World

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Steve Moors

Wall Street's gone largely unpunished for its role in 
wrecking the economy—until New York Attorney General 
Eric Schneiderman came along. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Eric Palma

With right-wing fears rising over the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy, Republican state legislators want to 
create their own currencies. Read more

Economic Policy

Citizens United  decimated what remained of campaign-finance reform, but the damage has been long in the making. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

Anthony Shadid's final book on the remaking of a house in Lebanon Read more

Books

Coming Apart caps three decades of faux concern for the poor. Read more

Books

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None of the options for health-care reform is ideal, but the most likely path forward would be through action in the states. Read more

Health and Social Policy

In 1984, the right's star public intellectual wrote the book that drove welfare reform. Coming Apart is an alibi for his own failed big idea. Read more

Books