The Magazine

  • Vol. 29 No. 4
    Fall 2018


    • Can a Blue Wave Save America?

      Paul Starr

      An ordinary wave in November won't be enough. Democrats need a big majority of votes to get even a small majority of seats. And failure could unleash Trump.


    • Locking Up the Children

      Manuel Madrid

      The Trump administration's treatment of migrant children as potential criminals has meant lengthy incarcerations for thousands—and an unwelcome shift in mission for the government's children welfare specialists. 
    • How to Regulate Tech Platforms

      Ganesh Sitaraman

      Their sheer market power destroys rivals and abuses data of users. 
    • Who Gets to Tell Stories About Poverty?

      Kalena Thomhave

      The Economic Hardship Reporting Project is redefining how we cover inequality. 


    • What Would Jesus Do?

      James Carroll

      The radical social justice of the early Christian Gospel and its good news for our own day. 
    • Walmartism and Its Discontents

      Ruth Milkman

      Most employees loathe their managers, but haven't found a way to go union. 
    • Tax Evasion Exposed

      David Cay Johnston

      Senator Carl Levin was the Senate's exemplary investigator of corporate tax scams. 
    • The 2016 Election Was Ultimately About One Big Thing

      Justin Gest

      A new book argues it was a struggle over identity.


    • The Resistance Goes to the Polls

      A Very, Very, Very Fine House

      Robert Kuttner

      If the Democrats do take back the House in November, how should they pursue strategic goals looking forward to 2020?
    • The Resistance Goes to the Polls

      The Good News from the Voting Wars

      Miles Rapoport & Cecily Hines

      How hard-won expansion of voting possibilities could raise turnout, boost the wave—and help our democracy
    • The Resistance Goes to the Polls

      How Gerrymandering Reform Can Win in the States

      Sam Wang, Ben Williams, & Rick Ober

      Through local action, Democrats this November have a chance to untilt the playing field in every state that now has an extreme partisan gerrymander. 
    • The Resistance Goes to the Polls

      Taking Back North Carolina

      Kirk Ross

      In control of the gerrymandered legislature, Republicans are trying to strip power from the courts and the governor. The Democrats are fighting them at the polls. 
    • The Resistance Goes to the Polls

      Can a Blue Wave in a Blue State Make Ben Jealous Maryland’s First African American Governor?

      Rachel M. Cohen

      He’s running to unseat one of the last remaining moderate Republicans—and he’s running on the left.
    • The Resistance Goes to the Polls

      Fighting the Republicans’ Voter Purges in Ohio

      Harlan Spector

      If you miss voting in an election in Ohio, Republicans make you ineligible to vote in the next one. This year, Democrats are working hard to get Ohioans back on the rolls. 
    • The Resistance Goes to the Polls

      Making American Democracy Representative

      Benjamin I. Page & Martin Gilens

      A bold three-part proposal to introduce ranked-choice voting and proportional representation—and to abolish primaries
    • The Resistance Goes to the Polls

      Florida Wrestles with Election Cybersecurity

      Gabrielle Gurley

      This purple state remains a plum target for hackers foreign and domestic, and its history of suppressive voting measures complicates efforts at reform. 
    • Mass Transit in the Sun Belt

      Joan Fitzgerald

      If you build it, they will come—but not if the system is skimpy and unreliable. 
    • Private Equity Pillage: Grocery Stores and Workers at Risk

      Rosemary Batt & Eileen Appelbaum

      The private equity business model is to strip assets from companies they acquire. The latest victims: retail grocery chains
    • Puffins: Harbingers of Climate Change

      Derrick Z. Jackson

      These small ocean birds are the proverbial canary in the coal mine as the ecology of their habitat worsens.
    • The Trade Strategy We Need

      Kevin P. Gallagher

      Trump isn't wrong to criticize the trading system. But his policies won't fix it. 
    • Mexico's New Hopeful President

      Jeff Faux

      López Obrador's victory ousted Mexico's establishment. If U.S. and Canadian progressives work with him, they just might create a more democratic continent. 
    • Science Under Siege

      Robert Bazell

      The Trump administration is undermining research in key areas, but the scientific enterprise continues within the government largely as it was—at least so far. 

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