On the Newsstand:Working Class

/ September 6, 2011 1:08 am

The American Ruling Class

“Is there an American ruling class?” and if so, “What does its existence foretell about the state of a society increasingly burdened by man-made catastrophes?”

/ April 20, 2010 2:18 pm

E.U.: Vacationing a Human Right

In a bold step intended to reduce poverty, the European Union will soon be providing some of the Continent’s poorest citizens with subsidized plane tickets and hotel rooms. The Toronto-based National Post reported on Monday that the European Union has declared traveling for tourism a human right, and is launching a scheme to subsidize vacations with taxpayer money for those ... Read More

/ February 4, 2010 6:48 am

Obama’s Problems with the White Working Class

John Judis of the New Republic thinks that President Obama has trouble with the white working-class because he’s a yuppie at heart. I think that this is definitely one of Obama’s major problems with this demographic, but I’d add that his yuppie-ness combines with a couple of other factors to create the problem. Specifically, I think his race does hurt ... Read More

/ November 7, 2009 7:43 pm

After Woodstock

Protest music for a new generation The anniversary of Woodstock has come and gone, and with it scores of revitalized folk records and overused tie-dye designs. Many years have passed since the anti-Vietnam movement flooded the streets of America, and time has brought international conflict, economic downturns, and changes in the ideology of our political leaders. The question left in ... Read More

/ April 17, 2009 3:11 pm

Human Rights in America Today

So apparently McCain’s strategist, Steve Schmidt, is recommending that Republicans drop their rabid opposition to gay marriage.  I think the “rabid” part is right; it’s certainly not netting them any votes.  Strategically, however, I think it’s wise for them to not just give in entirely; it’s hardly as though there’s a clear majority of Americans in favor of gay marriage, ... Read More

/ April 10, 2009 7:03 pm

Who’s in the Next Republican Party (Part 1)?

So I was reading this article by Nate Silver. It’s a good read, and you should look at the whole thing, but the last paragraph in particular caught my eye. The bigger risks, however, are probably for the Republicans. We’re not in What’s the Matter With Kansas anymore: the left’s economic populism has the potential to be an extremely strong ... Read More

and / April 2, 2009 1:29 am

The Chávez Decade

Socialism, populism, and the future of Venezuelan democracy In February, Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez celebrated victory in a constitutional referendum that abolished presidential term limits, winning him the right to seek reelection indefinitely. As leader of the United Socialist Party, Chávez has dominated Venezuelan politics since his first election in 1998. Armed with his unique brand of leftist political ideology ... Read More

/ March 4, 2009 8:26 am

Selling the American Dream

Reconciling perceptions and realities of economic mobility in America

/ March 4, 2009 1:31 am

A Republican New Deal

An ambitious attempt to reshape the Republican promise

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