Issue #23, Winter 2012
Gadhafi is gone. We're leaving Iraq. The Arab Spring unfolds; Europe implodes; China grows and grows. The new world requires new principles to guide our foreign policy.
How the Roberts Supreme Court is using the First Amendment to craft a radical, free-market jurisprudence.
Washington refuses to understand that debt can be an essential tool for economic growth. Can we overcome this irrational and destructive fear?
Instead of hunkering down in the wake of the WikiLeaks fiasco, Foggy Bottom should move toward a less secretive diplomacy.
Is one soldier’s experience in battle universal or particular? It depends—and it’s what it depends on that’s fascinating.
Why we should be skeptical about the current mania for a third party that appeals to independents and libertarians.
Secrecy is necessary in the battle against terrorism. But a little transparency about secrecy ought to be possible.
When so many of his Jewish intellectual contemporaries hustled over to the right, what kept Alfred Kazin on the left?
The Affordable Care Act is under relentless attack from conservatives. Yet progressives are too ambivalent about defending it.
Michael Tomasky introduces Issue #23.
Lifting the economy will require more spending now and fundamental budget reform later. William Galston and Lawrence Mishel continue their exchange on growth and the progressive agenda.
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Our political problem, in a nutshell: The party of government is afraid to defend government. Nothing will really change until that changes.