Issue #35, Winter 2015
The neocons are back, and they’re trying to get Hillary Clinton’s ear. Which makes this exactly the moment for Clinton to forge her own distinct path.
The New Left historians’ withering critiques of liberalism have proven enormously influential. But do they hold up in our more conservative age?
To re-establish the balance between security and civil liberties, we don’t just need more laws. We need more civil libertarians in the security state.
We’re pretty good about caring for our disabled citizens—as long as they’re children. It’s time to put equal thought into their adulthoods.
Much has changed in American liberalism since the New Deal, but nothing quite so much as the loss of its fighting spirit.
Defenders of Israel ignore the suffering it has caused. Critics dismiss the threats it faces. We need to navigate the space between these two positions.
Drones have made possible a new kind of war. But unmanned warfare has brought with it the danger of foreign policy on autopilot.
Our political system has grown increasingly corrupt precisely because conservative jurists have so narrowed the word’s meaning.
News flash: Human rights law has not altered human nature. But in numerous instances, it has altered human behavior.
We know what we gain in letting machines and algorithms do our work for us. But what do we lose?
Poor people can be the panhandler at your subway stop—but they can also be your neighbor. Who can call themselves poor, and who deserves help?
Michael Tomasky introduces Issue #35
Understanding Ronald Reagan requires looking beyond clichés to the cultural climate of the time. A response to Jacob Weisberg.
Why sandboxes are not enough. A response to Jessica Rosenworcel.
Letters from our readers
The world seemed to spiral into crisis this past summer. But what’s really new aren’t the crises—it’s the fact that they are now unignorable.