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