May/June 2011
Table of Contents

Editor’s Note

Americans Love Unions. Who Knew? By Paul Glastris

Tilting at Windmills

Supreme Amnesia…A slam Dunc…Your thoughts, please… By Charles Peters

Cover
The Real Enemy of Unions

Why organized labor should join with entrepreneurs to bust the corporate monopolies threatening them both. By Barry C. Lynn

The Fallacy of Union Busting

Taking power away from labor won't rescue states from their fiscal woes--but giving power to voters might. By Sylvester Schieber and Phillip Longman

Features
NCIS: Bureaucrats with Guns

If Americans really hate government, why do they love watching TV shows about it? by Alyssa Rosenberg

Bring Back the Lash

Why flogging is more humane than prison. By Peter Moskos

The Information Sage

Meet Edward Tufte, the graphics guru to the power elite who is revolutionizing how we see data. By Joshua Yaffa

Clean, Cheap, and Out of Control

Why natural gas could be the fuel of the future, and how the industry could blow it all up. By Jesse Zwick

On Political Books
Bangkok on the Nile

Middle East reformers would do well to study Thailand for lessons in how not to build a democracy. By Joshua Kurlantzick

Misreading the New York Times

There is plenty to criticize about America's newspaper of record. So why do conservatives make up reasons that don't exist? By Jim Sleeper

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

A mountain of studies now shows that AmeriCorps, the nation's biggest community service program, works. House Republicans want to zero out its budget. By Melissa Bass

Tiller's Killer

What the murder of a late-term abortion doctor does and does not say about the anti-choice movement. by Ed Kilgore