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Law and legislation

Second Chance

Inauguration Day is upon us. And it seems like only yesterday that the colossal, overheating machinery of democracy, which had been running in high gear for almost two years, finally…

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The Entitlement Crisis That Isn’t

At September’s Democratic National Convention, Bill Clinton roused his party when he said that Republicans, having left Barack Obama with a “total mess,” were now complaining that the president hasn’t…

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How to Rig an Election

The G.O.P. aims to paint the country red

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The Invisible Stimulus

In search of what Obama built

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The Acme Corporation

A town fights back against a big-box coup

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Below the Belt

From emails sent in June to Michigan state legislator Lisa Brown after she spoke out against a bill restricting access to abortion. Brown ended her comments by saying, “Mr. Speaker,…

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