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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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A Modest Proposal: Tax Worthlessness

How some economists are looking for ways to reduce the “material incentives” of pursuing lucrative but destructive professions.

By Stuart Whatley

The Alcove

Democracy Is What We Make of It

In other words, institutions won't save us: We have to save them.

By Nathan Pippenger

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Some Notes on the Left's Russia Debate

Unhelpful tics threaten our ability to think clearly about a complicated problem.

By Nathan Pippenger

The Alcove

What To Do With Former Trump Officials?

In Vox, a scholar of American politics voices concern about her institution’s new hire.

By Nathan Pippenger

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The Future of a Sane Immigration Policy

We need to think about what comes after the "abolish ICE" movement.

By Nathan Pippenger

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

Arguments

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

Arguments

Work Requirements and the Real Victims of Red Tape

Medicaid work requirements as a window into the Republican mind.

By Nathan Pippenger

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