Defining Ideas by topic: Politics

August 30, 2012

Are You Smarter Than a Freshman?

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What political philosophy has to say about elections.
August 21, 2012

Franklin Delano Obama

Will the New Deal revive itself in 2012?
August 9, 2012

In Praise of Polarization

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Bipartisan compromise is deeply over-rated.
August 1, 2012

The Foreign Policy of David Axelrod

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In the Obama administration, politics trumps grand strategy.
July 2, 2012

The Brewing Crisis in Science

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Federal agencies are funding research on baby-naming and meditation rather than the field’s Next Big Thing.
June 29, 2012

What Was Roberts Thinking?

The Chief Justice was neither an umpire nor a statesman. Only a lawyer.
June 19, 2012

Psychology vs. Public Policy

Why do moral intuitions break down in complex social institutions?
June 14, 2012

Why We Can't All Just Get Along

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A review of Jonathan Haidt’s The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion.
May 1, 2012

Beyond Austerity

We must liberalize labor markets, not rely on macroeconomic “fixes.”
February 10, 2012

Resuscitating Civic Education

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What does being a good citizen require?