BEST OF 2013 DECEMBER 28, 2013
By Jonathan Cohn, November 3
Jon Cohn talks to the poster child for Obamacare insurance cancellation, and—surprise!—the right-wing media got it wrong.
By John Judis, October 10
A startling takeaway from the 2013 shutdown.
By Alec MacGillis, May 28
The year since Newtown hasn't offerred any national progress on gun control, but here's one reason to be optimistic.
By Noam Scheiber, July 21
This eulogy for the legal profession is a fascinating sociological study of the collapse of one of the last stable professions—and a terrifying read for English majors everywhere who now need a new plan B.
By Alec MacGillis, September 22
This scandal-ridden tale of Bill Clinton's ambitious body man is a classic Washington story of money, power, and Anne Hathaway.
By Judith Shulevitz, May 13
A scary warning of our impending mortality, and an argument for a more humane approach to medicine.
By Franklin Foer and Chris Hughes, January 27
We relaunched the magazine with an interview with President Obama, where he admitted to skeet-shooting on Camp David and revealed his personal fears about football.
By Noam Scheiber, November 10
Can a populist, anti-Wall Street politican beat Hillary Clinton? Maybe.
By Ben Crair, November 25
A hilarious diagnosis of the ways technology has made us afraid of the period.
By Julia Ioffe, November 11
Thanks to anti-vaccine parents, our senior editor contracted a highly contagious bacterial disease and wrote our most-read story of 2013.