November/ December 2012
Table of Contents
George W. Bush, On the Ballot Again
Woodward’s folly Romney’s hardship Finishing what Clinton started
The untold story of how the administration tried to stand up to big agricultural companies on behalf of independent farmers, and lost.
Right-wing operatives have decided that prisons are a lot like schools: hugely expensive, inefficient, and in need of root-and-branch reform. Is this how progress will happen in a hyper-polarized world?
Industry giants are threatening to swallow upAmerica's carefully regulated alcohol industry, and remake America in the image of booze-soaked Britain.
America’s vast new surplus of natural gas could lead to great prosperity and a cleaner environment. But if we don’t fix our decrepit, blackout -prone electric grid, we could wind up sitting in the dark.
It’s probably a matter of when, not if, al-Qaeda in Yemen successfully strikes the U.S. Yet the drone attacks currently keeping the organization at bay are also helping recruit more terrorists. Can you say “no-win situation”?
Thomas Ricks explains the declining competence of America's senior military commanders.
Only one national reporter, Michael Grunwald, bothered to take a detailed look at how well the $787 billion stimulus was spent. What he discovered confounds the Beltway conventional wisdom.
Harry Truman was a classic American striver, and a failure, until politics intervened.
Inside the shadowy business of ghostwriting college students' papers.
Scholars have discovered that certain everyday food items have played pivotal roles in the history of civilization. Apparently, peanut butter is not one of them.
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