From the Ground Up: Fostering Entrepreneurship

For decades, America’s innovative entrepreneurs have set the standard for the world. That is starting to change, though, and we’re in danger of falling behind India, China, and others. As we build a future-oriented economy, fostering entrepreneurship must occupy a central place in the progressive agenda—and that means adopting policies that encourage and reward innovators and thinkers.

Debating the Constitution

What’s the best way to fight conservative originalism?

A World of Our Making

The international order that America created will endure—if we make the transition to a grand strategy based on reciprocity and shared leadership.

America 2021: What Next on Climate?

The effort to address climate change stumbled with the failure to pass cap-and-trade. What should happen now? Five experts discuss the future of U.S. climate and energy policy.


Peace Is Our Profession

Fifty years on, Eisenhower’s military-industrial complex is very much with us. But it’s not inevitable that it must exist forever in this form.

The Last Liberal Justice?

Why William Brennan was the twentieth century’s most consequential Supreme Court justice.

Fright Doctors

The hideous impacts of the vaccine-autism myth—and the reasons it has proven so difficult to debunk.


Editor’s Note

Michael Tomasky introduces Issue #21.

Threat Position

Progressives who preach declinism and restraint have forgotten that we still face dangerous enemies. A response to Anatol Lieven.

Letters to the Editor

Letters from our readers

Tweeting Toward Bethlehem

With social media fueling changes both trivial and seismic, we need to think about a new public ethic for the Internet age.