The assault on voting may not have succeeded in 2012—but that doesn’t mean that the forces behind voter-suppression efforts are going into hibernation. Far from it. What can we expect from them in 2014 and beyond? And what kind of positive voting-rights agenda can change the terms of the debate?
The new culture war is about economic issues, and the side that better sells its idea of fairness will have the upper hand.
Being tough on criminals hasn’t worked, but neither has being lenient. Here’s how to prevent—and punish—crime the right way.
The United States cannot make a success of the Arab Spring. Only the region’s nations can. Here are the ways they need to mature.
America’s terror courts will continue to exist because they spare U.S. officials from public accountability.
Exactly how did once-respectable conservative economists get swept up in “moocher class” mania?
One hundred fifty years ago, Abraham Lincoln emancipated the slaves. Just how he got there might surprise you.
How best to respond to a crying child, and other lessons modern societies can learn from traditional ones.
Good news: A few hipsters are rediscovering Detroit. Bad news: everything else.
Michael Tomasky introduces Issue #28
Yes, we have to reform the rules of campaign finance. But we can’t tie our hands in the meantime. A response to Russ Feingold.
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