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Issue: Summer 2016

Issue number: 3

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What did the era amount to? One thing is certain: It wasn’t a revolution.  Read more

Books

Why “no job loss” is the wrong standard for setting the right wage floor. Read more

Working in America

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AP Photo/Hadi Mizban

Our core national-security interests and the limits of military force.  Read more

America and the World

As cities have moved left and states have moved right, the conflicts between them have escalated.  Read more

Economic Policy

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Kids benefit when their dads make more time for them. Try doing it while juggling two or three minimum-wage jobs. Read more

Economic Policy

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Today’s inequality has more to do with historical accident and political power than economic efficiency. Read more

Economic Policy

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Here’s what America does well in integrating immigrants and what we could do better—unless anti-immigrant passions take over. Read more

Civil Rights in America

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Two new books about the late 1960s provide grist for thinking about political turbulence today.  Read more

Books

The last two decades have seen a major shift in the party preferences of Asian Americans, but they're still not deeply engaged in civic life. Read more

Civil Rights in America

Pennsylvania’s Tom Wolf, among the nation’s most progressive governors, has been checked by the most right-wing legislature in state history—but there are always executive orders. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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How many progressive changes can Jim Kenney bring to an old-style city with an antique political culture? Read more

Housing and Transportation

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Can the U.S. have a coherent solar policy in the face of China’s strategic trade moves? Read more

Energy and the Environment

With increasing Latino activism, once-Republican Arizona is becoming contested terrain, though registration still lags. Will this be the year? Read more

Civil Rights in America

A combination of better jobs and pensions will remove one political obstacle to a green transition—and it’s the right thing to do. Read more

Energy and the Environment

Latinos have had some of the lowest voter turnout rates, but this November—with unprecedented mobilization campaigns and the specter of a Trump presidency—may be different. Read more

Civil Rights in America

The politics of downward mobility and racial diversity have eroded the center, pushing Democrats to the left and Republicans toward an authoritarian right. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

Gig workers in the Uber economy are organizing to win more say over their jobs—and writing a new chapter in American labor history. Read more

Working in America

The legacy of slavery and segregation creeps northward. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

The labor secretary, a son of Dominican immigrants, has used his power to make real gains for workers—so successfully that he’s become a vice presidential prospect. Read more

Working in America

She’s had so much to say on so many issues that voters may not know what she wants to accomplish. Read more

Money, Politics and Power