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Barack Obama, Supportable and Inscrutable
October 05, 2012

Why are we no closer to understanding Barack Obama?

Corporations Are People When They Donate to Campaigns—But Not When They Violate Human Rights?
October 02, 2012

The Supreme Court this week took a position at odds with it's Citizens United holding: corporations aren't persons when they aid and abet torture.

The NFL Replacement Refs Reach the Tipping Point
September 25, 2012

The story of the locked-out refs is about NFL greed. But it's also about more than football.

The Catholic Bishops Move Even Further Away From Social Justice
September 20, 2012

The Bishops' Conference replaces an anti-poverty advocate with a far-right pro-life activist. R.I.P. social justice?

The Cranky Wisdom of Peter Kaplan
September 14, 2012

New York’s last romantic gets his own magazine.

Who’s Middle Class And Who’s Not: A Retort to Romney and Obama
September 14, 2012

Romney's latest gaffe raises the question, "Who's middle class and who's not?"

A Journey to the End of Football
September 14, 2012

The cradle of quarterbacks in the age of concussions.

What the World’s Leading Negotiating Expert Didn’t Understand About Negotiating
September 11, 2012

I never met Roger Fisher, who died last month, nor read his much-acclaimed book on negotiations, Getting To Yes. But I gather he was something of a legend around Harvard and in academic circles in the field of negotiating theory. His death prompted a number of warm pieces about academic negotiations studies, highlighting his role as something of an entrepreneur who devoted his life to searching out conflicts to be resolved and yeses to be gotten.

The Estranged Marriage Between Elizabeth Warren and Occupy Wall Street
September 05, 2012

Tim Pierce/FlickrLast fall, when many Democrats still hoped that the Occupy Wall Street movement would become a left-wing Tea Party, Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren seemed to be the politician best positioned to benefit from the suppo

Artur Davis Prepares to Bring the House Down
August 28, 2012

For the rare political junkie who isn’t familiar with the story, Artur Davis is a black former congressman from Alabama (and Obama classmate from Harvard Law School) who gushed about then-Senator Obama at the Democratic convention four years ago and was one of his stronger allies in Congress. He is now a Republican Romney supporter, an evolution most Democrats find inexplicable. (The DNC recently distilled these feelings into this video.) Along with Chris Christie and Ann Romney, Davis was sure to be among the most popular speakers of the night simply by virtue of who he is.

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