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Islam And Liberalism

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Democracy's 10 Year Retrospective

A collection of our favorite essays and book reviews.

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Is the Private Prison Industry Still Too Big To Fail?

The astronomical rise of the private prison industry has coincided with a parallel rise in mass incarceration since the 1980s. To defeat one, we must defeat them both.

By Carl Takei

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The Rent Is Still Too Damn High

Large cities aren't the only places experiencing a dearth of affordable housing—and that's why it's finally time for a real national response to the crisis.

By Robert Silverman

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Vox Answers the Gun Question that Nobody Asked

The "Second Amendment as tyrant-killer" argument gets the explainer journalism treatment.

By Nathan Pippenger

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Will Democrats Finally Align With Racial Justice?

From Johnson's "War on Drugs" to Clinton's "Third Way," the criminalization of black bodies in the postwar era has been, until recently, a decidedly bipartisan affair.

By Peniel Joseph

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The End of the Security Gap

This year, will Democrats finally reclaim their mantle as the party of national security?

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A Party of Entrepreneurs

The Democratic Party has come to increasingly embrace the notion of the "entrepreneur"—but is this really a good thing?

By Lily Geismer

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Our Foreign Policy Provincialism

At a time when political institutions are under strain across the globe, American public debate shifts toward navel-gazing.

By Nathan Pippenger

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Are We Living in Post-Fact Times?

A new piece in Granta argues that we are living in a "post-truth world"—but Trump's rhetoric is also grounded in distinctly American entertainment culture, one with roots as old as Mark Twain and P.T. Barnum.

By Kevin Mattson

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