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The New Old Democrats

It's not the 1990s anymore. People want the government to help solve big problems. Here's how the Democrats must respond.

By Jake Sullivan

Features

The Pro-Growth Minimum Wage

Liberals always want to argue for a higher minimum wage on fairness grounds. But there’s a better and likely more compelling reason.

By Robert Atkinson

Book Reviews

Moving Beyond the Snake Pit

How prisons became the de facto “treatment” center for those with mental illness.

By Nancy Tomes

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Middle America Reboots Democracy

By Lara Putnam Theda Skocpol

Features

R.I.P., Liberal Contrarianism

Before #Slatepitch became a punchline, Slate (and others) really did thrive on a certain kind of anti-liberalism. It’s dead now—well, almost.

By Michael Bérubé

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The Alcove

Conservative Multiculturalism's Southern Heritage

Nation essay ponders how white conservatives developed a distinctive twist on multiculturalism after Jim Crow’s end.

By Nathan Pippenger

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Dignity Included

The passing of Initiative 77 tomorrow would mean the political recognition of a value that restaurant owners have been reaping for free.

By Stuart Whatley

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Work Requirements and the Real Victims of Red Tape

Medicaid work requirements as a window into the Republican mind.

By Nathan Pippenger

Arguments

Hurricane Doug

Why Doug Ford’s victory isn’t actually a decisive win for populism in Canada.

By Ira Wells

Features

What’s Left of the Right?

Can the Republican Party survive Trump? Should it? Four Never-Trump conservatives discuss.

By David Frum Liz Mair Jennifer Rubin Peter Wehner

Recounting

Yes We CCCan

America needs more than just jobs—we need committed citizens. A new Civilian Conservation Corps could provide them.

By Robert Gordon

Book Reviews

Moving Beyond the Snake Pit

How prisons became the de facto “treatment” center for those with mental illness.

By Nancy Tomes

Features

The Pro-Growth Minimum Wage

Liberals always want to argue for a higher minimum wage on fairness grounds. But there’s a better and likely more compelling reason.

By Robert Atkinson

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