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Washington Monthly March/April 2011

March/April 2011

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Editor's Note
Clean Up As You Cook
by Paul Glastris

Tilting at Windmills
The ugly truth in twenty-one words… The bakery-industrial complex… Make-believe = survival…
by Charles Peters


Cover . . .

Rules of Misbehavior
Dan Savage, the brilliant and foul-mouthed sex columnist, has become one of the most important ethicists in America. Are we screwed?
by Benjamin J. Dueholm


Features . . .

More Bureaucrats, Please
Washington’s budget hawks want to decimate the federal workforce to shrink the deficit. It will have the opposite effect.
by John Gravois

First Do No Harm
Last year there wasn’t a single fatal airline accident in the developed world. So why is the U.S. health care system still accidently killing hundreds of thousands? The answer is a lack of transparency.
by Marshall Allen

How We Train Our Cops to Fear Islam
There aren’t nearly enough counterterrorism experts to instruct all of America’s police. So we got these guys instead.
by Meg Stalcup and Joshua Craze


On Political Books . . .

Ike Reconsidered
How conservatives ignored, and liberals misconstrued, Eisenhower’s warnings about military spending.
by Christopher Preble


Metropolis on a Hill
Why urban America, once written off, has come back.
by Matthew Yglesias


One Size Doesn’t Fit All
Frederick Hess’s big new school reform idea is that no big new school reform idea works everywhere.
by Steven M. Teles


Desert Fathers
The Religious Right’s real pioneers came not from the South but Southern California.
by Ed Kilgore


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