January/ February 2014
Table of Contents

Editor’s Note

Clintonism, Populism, and Hillary’s Next Move By Paul Glastris

Tilting at Windmills

Why bad news should always trickle up … Polyester and merlot … The hippest fund-raiser in New York By Charles Peters

Ten Miles Square
The Disneyfication of Tibet

How tourism has become a tool of occupation.
By Pearl Sydenstricker

Driving While Black

“Stop and frisk” isn’t just a reality in New York City. New data shows how police target African Americans on highways across America.
By Charles Epp and Steven Maynard-Moody

Patronage for Plutocrats

Why elite colleges with the fewest low-income students get the most work-study money.
Jon Marcus

The Monthly Interview

A conversation with Anne-Marie Slaughter, policy planning chief in Hillary Clinton’s State Department, on the future of military interventionism.

Smokey and the Bandit

How a secret government sweetheart deal for Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder wrecked a great park ranger’s career.
By Tim Murphy

The Corporate "Free Speech" Racket

How corporations are using the First Amendment to destroy government regulation.
By Haley Sweetland Edwards

Big Beef

Independent ranchers and animal rights activists don’t agree about much, except that it’s time to stop using federal tax dollars to support the meat lobby.
By Siddhartha Mahanta

After Obamacare

A frenzy of hospital mergers could leave the typical American family spending 50 percent of its income on health care within ten years—and blaming the Democrats. The solution requires banning price discrimination by monopolistic hospitals.
By Phillip Longman and Paul S. Hewitt

How the West Was Reinvented

Nudged by Bill Clinton, an economy based more on recreation than extraction is transforming the rural West.
By Ryan Cooper

Dial-up Degrees

How a low-quality online college is helping poor students in Haiti and beyond.
By Daniel Luzer

On Political Books
Letters from Camelot

Even in his private correspondence, Arthur Schlesinger Jr. was an unapologetic Kennedy partisan.
By Michael O'Donnell

A Middle Course for the Middle Kingdom?

Competition with China really isn’t a zero-sum game. So why does it feel that way?
By Daniel Kurtz-Phelan

Class Conscious

How high schools condition students to accept their lot.
By Richard Kahlenberg