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Issue: The State of the Union

Issue number: 1

This magazine declared the dawn of 2009 "Our Moment," but how much was achieved before the 2010 election? Read more

Features

A pilot program in Oakland, California, combines community policing with social services and gets at-risk young men off the street. Read more

Special Report

Forcing ex-offenders to pay for their incarceration is yet another perverse policy that makes successful re-entry next to impossible. Read more

Special Report

Our moral and ethical duty to end mass incarceration Read more

Special Report

Why reducing incarceration and victimization should be complementary goals Read more

Special Report

More money must go to schools than to prisons before high-crime neighborhoods can truly be reformed. Read more

Special Report

Fixing America?s punitive penal system has politicians crossing party lines. Read more

Special Report

How mass incarceration turns people of color into permanent second-class citizens Read more

Special Report

Problem-solving courts have a track record of lowering recidivism and incarceration costs, but they still don't reach enough offenders. Read more

Special Report

Meet the artists providing the soundtrack to patriotism. Read more

Departments

Seniors depend more on federal spending than any other group, but that did not deter a majority of them from voting for candidates who deplored "big government" and "socialized medicine." Read more

Columns

The Republican majority intends to underplay its hand rather than take responsibility for governing. Read more

Columns

Joseph L. Rauh, liberal MVP Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

The story that must be told isn't one of big government and deficits but of power and privilege amassing at the top. Read more

Columns

The foreclosure mess may force a solution to the deeper economic drag of underwater mortgages and zombie banks. Read more

Features

Like most liberals, Obama resists entering the darkened theater that Reagan mastered. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

Women's representation in Congress has actually decreased for the first time in the past three decades. Read more

Columns

Did the nation's largest community bank collapse because of its social-justice mission -- or its financial ambitions? Read more

Features

When is a creature deemed alive enough for people to experience an ethical dilemma if it is distressed? Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

In freeing creativity, progressives can once again capture and carry forward our national imagination. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture