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                        Issues of 2007 = 10 Issues, 241 Articles
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                          January 2007 Issue = 27 Articles
                          1. Prospects: The Way Out by Paul Starr, p. 3
                          2. Correspondence, pp. 4-5
                          3. Up Front, pp. 6-7
                          4. The Out Years: The Overrated Swing Voter by Mark Schmitt, p. 8
                          5. Comment: The Real Judicial Activists by Thomas J. Miles and Cass R. Sunstein, pp. 9-10
                          6. Doctoring Health Care, I by Barbara T. Dreyfuss, p. 11
                          7. Not Just for the Gentry by Peter Dreier and Beth Steckler, p. 12
                          8. Doctoring Health Care, II by Robert A. Berenson, pp. 13-15
                          9. Arms Dealers to the World by Bradford Plumer, p. 16
                          10. The Little Pill That Could by Ann Friedman, pp. 17-19
                          11. Rejecting the Right by Robert Borosage, pp. 20-22
                          12. Taking Back the States by Ezra Klein, p. 23
                          13. Murder and Migration by David Bacon, pp. 24-34
                          14. Media by Tara McKelvey, pp. 35-36
                          15. [+]
                            The Other War by Anatol Lieven, pp. 37-38 - 1 Review
                            1. The Punishment of Virtue by Sarah Chayes
                          16. [+]
                            Indictment or Challenge? by Sasha Polakow-Suransky, pp. 39-40 - 1 Review
                            1. Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid by Jimmy Carter
                          17. [+]
                            Back to Class by Richard D. Kahlenberg, pp. 41-43 - 4 Reviews
                            1. The Children in Room E4 by Susan Eaton
                            2. The Shame of the Nation by Jonathan Kozol
                            3. The Charter School Dust-Up by Martin Carnoy, Rebecca Jacobsen, and Lawrence Mishel, ...
                            4. The Knowledge Deficit by E.D. Hirsch, Jr.
                          18. Off Topic: How to Create Populists by Robert B. Reich, p. 44
                          19. Contents, p. 2
                          20. Green Common Ground by Robert Kuttner, Bart Harvey, and Frances Beinecke, ..., pp. 3-5
                          21. Sustainable Cities by Neal Peirce, pp. 6-8
                          22. Healthy Communities, Healthy People by Georges C. Benjamin, p. 9
                          23. The New Environment for Housing by Jill Brooke, p. 10
                          24. Green Buildings Matter by Michelle Moore, p. 11
                          25. Not Just for the Gentry by Peter Dreier and Beth Steckler, pp. 12-15
                          26. Help Wanted---Green by Joan Fitzgerald, pp. 16-19
                          27. A Gulf of Good Intentions by Kellie Lunney, pp. 20-40
                        2. [+]
                          March 2007 Issue = 24 Articles
                          1. Prospects: Congressional Battleground by Paul Starr, p. 3
                          2. Correspondence, pp. 4-8
                          3. The Out Years: Six and Two by Mark Schmitt, pp. 9-10
                          4. Comment: Settlement Creep by Gershom Gorenberg, p. 11
                          5. America's China Fantasy by James Mann, pp. 12-17
                          6. Sight Unseen by Noy Thrupkaew, pp. 18-22
                          7. Raising the Bar by Ezra Klein, pp. 23-29
                          8. How Congress Got Us Out of Vietnam by Julian E. Zelizer, pp. 30-34
                          9. [+]
                            Media: Dirty Harry Goes P.C. by Charles Taylor, pp. 35-36 - 2 Reviews
                            1. Flags of Our Fathers (2006 Film) by Clint Eastwood
                            2. Letters from Iwo Jima (2007 Film) by Clint Eastwood
                          10. [+]
                            Must Trade Kill Equality? by Robert Kuttner, pp. 37-40 - 8 Reviews
                            1. An Economic Strategy to Advance Opportunity, Prosperity, and Growth by Roger C. Altman, Jason E. Bordoff, and Peter R. Orszag, ...
                            2. How We Compete by Suzanne Berger
                            3. The European Economy Since 1945 by Barry Eichengreen
                            4. In China's Shadow by Reed Hundt
                            5. The Writing on the Wall by Will Hutton
                            6. Egalitarian Capitalism by Lane Kenworthy
                            7. Inequality and Prosperity by Jonas Pontusson
                            8. Making Globalization Work by Joseph E. Stiglitz
                          11. [+]
                            How America Does Art by Paul DiMaggio, pp. 41-43 - 2 Reviews
                            1. Visual Shock by Michael Kammen
                            2. Good and Plenty by Tyler Cowen
                          12. Off Topic: Canoeing Life's River by Jeff Faux, pp. 44-65
                          13. Up Front, p. 66
                          14. Why Can't America Have a Family-Friendly Workplace?, p. 1
                          15. Values Begin at Home, but Who's Home? by Heather Boushey, pp. 2-4
                          16. The Architecture of Work and Family by Ellen Bravo, pp. 5-7
                          17. What Do Women and Men Want? by Kathleen Gerson, pp. 8-11
                          18. The Opt-Out Revolution Revisited by Joan C. Williams, pp. 12-15
                          19. Responsive Worksplaces by Jodie Levin-Epstein, pp. 16-17
                          20. Setting a Low Bar by Ann Friedman, p. 18
                          21. Atlantic Passages by Janet C. Gornick, p. 19
                          22. What About Fathers? by Scott Coltrane, pp. 20-21
                          23. The Mother of All Issues by Tamara Draut, pp. 22-44
                          24. Cover illustration by John Ritter
                        3. [+]
                          April 2007 Issue = 18 Articles
                          1. Prospects: Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., 1917-2007 by Theodore C. Sorensen, p. 3
                          2. Correspondence, pp. 4-5
                          3. Up Front, pp. 6-8
                          4. The Out Years: Freakopolitics by Mark Schmitt, pp. 9-10
                          5. Comment: Paulson's Deregulation Mission by Nomi Prins, p. 11
                          6. Friendly Takeover by Robert Kuttner, pp. 12-17
                          7. Hillary Clinton for President? An American Prospect Debate by Garance Franke-Ruta, p. 18
                          8. No by Sam Rosenfeld and Matthew Yglesias, pp. 18-21
                          9. Why Econmists Can't See the Economy by Barry C. Lynn, pp. 22-27
                          10. Wal-Mart Comes North by Harold Meyerson, pp. 28-29
                          11. Who You Gonna Call? by Tara McKelvey, pp. 30-33
                          12. Why Liberalism Works by Paul Starr, pp. 34-40
                          13. [+]
                            Media by Charles Taylor, pp. 41-42 - 2 Reviews
                            1. Idlewild (2006 Film) by Bryan Barber
                            2. Coach Carter (2005 Film) by Thomas Carter
                          14. [+]
                            The European Dilemma by Stephen Holmes, pp. 43-46 - 2 Reviews
                            1. Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
                            2. Murder in Amsterdam by Ian Buruma
                          15. [+]
                            The Great Divider by Matthew Yglesias, pp. 47-49 - 2 Reviews
                            1. A Divider, Not a Uniter by Gary C. Jacobson
                            2. Divided America by Earl Black and Merle Black
                          16. [+]
                            We'll Test It on Them by Carl Elliott, pp. 50-51 - 2 Reviews
                            1. The Body Hunters by Sonia Shah
                            2. The Great Starvation Experiment by Todd Tucker
                          17. The Last Word: Don't Count on Shareholders by Robert B. Reich, p. 52
                          18. Cover illustration by John Ritter
                        4. [+]
                          May 2007 Issue = 31 Articles
                          1. Prospects: Is Rising Inequality Reversible? by Paul Starr, pp. 3-4
                          2. Correspondence, p. 5
                          3. Up Front, pp. 6-8
                          4. The Out Years: Obama and the Rules by Mark Schmitt, pp. 9-10
                          5. Comment: Shul Politics by Garance Franke-Ruta, p. 11
                          6. What Rudy Believes by Michael Tomasky, pp. 12-16
                          7. The Health of Nations by Ezra Klein, pp. 17-22
                          8. More Polarizing Than Rehnquist by Simon Lazarus, pp. 23-28
                          9. Can Block Clubs Block Despair? by Eyal Press, pp. 29-34
                          10. Media by Paul Waldman, pp. 35-36
                          11. [+]
                            Our Bodies, Our Choices by Melvin Konner, pp. 37-40 - 1 Review
                            1. The Case Against Perfection by Michael J. Sandel
                          12. [+]
                            Era of Hope and Sorrow by Michael Kazin, pp. 41-43 - 2 Reviews
                            1. Age of Betrayal by Jack Beatty
                            2. West from Appomattox by Heather Cox Richardson
                          13. Comment: Branding the Democrats by Drew Westen, p. 44
                          14. Contents, pp. 1-2
                          15. Making Poverty History by Mark Greenberg, pp. 3-4
                          16. The Changing Face of Poverty in America by William E. Spriggs, pp. 5-7
                          17. Inequality, Race, and Remedy by Alan Jenkins, pp. 8-9
                          18. Don't Blame Immigrants for Poverty Wages by Marta Tienda, pp. 10-11
                          19. False Choices on Poverty by David Callahan, p. 12
                          20. Using Carrots and Sticks by Ron Haskins and Isabel Sawhill, pp. 13-14
                          21. Faith, Charity, and Justice by Ernesto Cortes Jr., pp. 15-16
                          22. Is Education the Cure for Poverty? by Jared Bernstein, p. 17
                          23. Closing College Doors by Kati Haycock, pp. 18-19
                          24. High-Quality Preschool as Antipoverty by Greg J. Duncan, pp. 20-21
                          25. Wages and the Social Contract by Thomas A. Kochan, pp. 22-23
                          26. What Can Worker Training Do? by Joan Titzgerald and Andrew Sum, p. 24
                          27. Debt: The New Safety Net by Tamara Draut, pp. 25-26
                          28. Creating an Opportunity Society by Melvin L. Oliver and Thomas M. Shapiro, pp. 27-28
                          29. Redeeming Public Remedy by Michael Lipsky and Dianne Stewart, pp. 29-30
                          30. Compassion and Coalition by Robert Kuttner, pp. 31-51
                          31. Cover art by John Ritter
                        5. [+]
                          June 2007 Issue = 24 Articles
                          1. Prospects: Tax and Spend by Robert Kuttner, pp. 2-3
                          2. Correspondence, pp. 4-5
                          3. Up Front, pp. 6-8
                          4. The Out Years: Whose Big Government? by Mark Schmitt, pp. 9-10
                          5. Comment: American Jews and the Mideast by Jo-Ann Mort, p. 11
                          6. A Conversation with Zbigniew Brzezinski by Robert Kuttner and Zbigniew Brzezinski, pp. 12-15
                          7. To the Incoming President: On Iraq by Flynt Leverett, pp. 16-19
                          8. And the Land Was Troubled for 40 Years by Gershom Gorenberg, pp. 20-23
                          9. Ten Commandments for Mideast Peace by Daniel Levy, Robert Malley, and Ghaith al-Omari, pp. 24-28
                          10. Past Failures, Future Possibilities by Shlomo Ben-Ami, pp. 29-32
                          11. The Shia Fellas by Robert Dreyfuss, pp. 33-37
                          12. The Apprentice by Anthony David, pp. 38-41
                          13. Riyadh Revisions by Steven Simon, pp. 42-45
                          14. The Iran Puzzle by Ray Takeyh, pp. 46-48
                          15. Europe and the Middle East by Chris Patten, pp. 49-50
                          16. Guns on the Brain by Drew Westen, pp. 51-54
                          17. Media by Garance Franke-Ruta, pp. 55-56
                          18. [+]
                            The Urban Future That Failed by Hilary Ballon, pp. 57-58 - 1 Review
                            1. From a Cause to a Style by Nathan Glazer
                          19. [+]
                            What We All Escaped by Ezra Klein, pp. 59-60 - 2 Reviews
                            1. The World Hitler Never Made by Gavriel D. Rosenfeld
                            2. Hitler's Beneficiaries by Gotz Aly
                          20. [+]
                            The Sunlight Solution by Paul Starr, pp. 61-62 - 1 Review
                            1. Full Disclosure by Archon Fung, Mary Graham, and David Weil
                          21. [+]
                            Overheating: The Sequel by David Greenberg, pp. 63-65 - 1 Review
                            1. Fighting for Air by Eric Klinenberg
                          22. [+]
                            Faster and Fairer by Ann Crittenden, pp. 66-67 - 2 Reviews
                            1. The American Dream vs. the Gospel of Wealth by Norton Garfinkle
                            2. Good Capitalism, Bad Capitalism, and the Economics of Growth and Prosperity by William J. Baumol, Robert E. Litan, and Carl J. Schramm, ...
                          23. The Last Word: The Fiscal Guillotine by Robert B. Reich, p. 68
                          24. Cover art by John Ritter
                        6. [+]
                          July 2007 Issue = 21 Articles
                          1. Prospects: Why Immigration Reform? by Paul Starr, p. 3
                          2. Correspondence, pp. 4-5
                          3. Up Front, pp. 6-8
                          4. The Out Years: The Thirty-Year Itch by Mark Schmitt, pp. 9-10
                          5. Comment: Beyond Regret by Sarah Blustain, p. 11
                          6. Back to the Future by John B. Judis and Ruy Teixeira, pp. 12-18
                          7. Democrats Are Back---But... by Stanley B. Greenberg, pp. 19-21
                          8. Conservatism Itself by Robert Borosage, pp. 22-23
                          9. My Marty Peretz Problem---And Ours by Eric Alterman, pp. 24-29
                          10. What Hedge Hunds Risk by Barbara T. Dreyfuss, pp. 30-34
                          11. A Globalism for Our Time by Nicolaus Mills, pp. 35-37
                          12. Inner-City Futurusm by Ezra Klein, pp. 38-41
                          13. Downtown, Not Just for Yuppies by Tara McKelvey, pp. 42-44
                          14. Two Paths for the Planet by Ross Gelbspan, pp. 45-48
                          15. Shuttering the Sites by Noy Thrupkaew, pp. 49-50
                          16. Media: Beyond Fear by Garance Franke-Ruta, pp. 51-52
                          17. [+]
                            How Rights Became Human by Tara McKelvey, p. 53 - 1 Review
                            1. Inventing Human Rights by Lynn Hunt
                          18. Reading Liberally, pp. 54-55
                          19. [+]
                            Why We Are Vulnerable by Kathleen Tierney, pp. 56-59 - 3 Reviews
                            1. The Next Catastrophe by Charles Perrow
                            2. The Edge of Disaster by Stephen Flynn
                            3. Americans at Risk by Irwin Redlener
                          20. The Closer: Forget Those Treaties! by Thomas Geoghegan, p. 60
                          21. Cover art by John Ritter
                        7. [+]
                          September 2007 Issue = 33 Articles
                          1. Prospects: Windfall or Wipeout? by Robert Kuttner, p. 3
                          2. Correspondence, pp. 4-5
                          3. Up Front, pp. 6-8
                          4. The Out Years: Every Fight Tells a Story by Mark Schmitt, pp. 9-10
                          5. Comment: All Trivial! All the Time! by Garance Franke-Ruta, p. 11
                          6. The Trouble With Impeachment by Harold Meyerson, p. 12
                          7. First Gonzales, Then Bush by Robert Kuttner, pp. 13-15
                          8. This Year's Charade by Garance Franke-Ruta, pp. 16-22
                          9. Young, Black, and Post-Civil Rights by Terence Samuel, pp. 23-27
                          10. The Myth of the Balanced Court by Cass R. Sunstein, pp. 28-29
                          11. Share the Credit by Michael Lind, pp. 30-34
                          12. Media: Road Pictures for Our Time by Alissa Quart, pp. 35-36
                          13. [+]
                            Ready to Rumble by Ronald Brownstein, pp. 37-40 - 1 Review
                            1. The Argument by Matt Bai
                          14. What Kind of Economics? by Jared Bernstein, pp. 41-43
                          15. The Closer: What Worker Rights Can Do by Thomas Geoghegan, p. 44
                          16. Using and Abusing the World's Last Great Forests, p. 1
                          17. Tomorrow's Amazonia by Roger D. Stone, pp. 2-3
                          18. Amazonia at a Glance (Sidebar), p. 4
                          19. The Amazon Basin (Map), p. 5
                          20. Climate Change and the Forest by Daniel Nepstad, pp. 6-7
                          21. Biodiversity in Jeopardy by Michael Goulding and Adrian Forsyth, pp. 8-10
                          22. The Fractured Landscape by Philip M. Fearnside, pp. 11-13
                          23. Till the Cows Come Home by Mark London and Brian Kelly, pp. 14-15
                          24. Deforestation and Global Markets by Stephan Schwartzman and Paulo Moutinho, p. 16
                          25. The Shielded Guianas by Mark J. Plotkin, pp. 17-18
                          26. The Search for Solutions by Roger D. Stone, p. 19
                          27. Better Goverance (Sidebar), pp. 20-21
                          28. Grassroots Successes (Sidebar), pp. 22-23
                          29. The Role of the Public Sector by Anthony Hall, pp. 24-25
                          30. The Economics of Storing Carbon (Sidebar), pp. 26-27
                          31. Deforestation and Poor Amazonians by Mary Allegretti, pp. 28-29
                          32. Whither Amazonia? by Thomas E. Lovejoy and Yolanda Kakabadse, pp. 30-53
                          33. Cover art by John Ritter
                        8. [+]
                          October 2007 Issue = 19 Articles
                          1. Prospects: Iraq Trap 2 by Paul Starr, p. 3
                          2. Correspondence, pp. 4-5
                          3. Up Front, pp. 6-8
                          4. The Out Years: New Politics Gets Newer by Mark Schmitt, pp. 9-10
                          5. Comment: No Country for Mothers by Sarah Blustain, p. 11
                          6. The Hillarycare Mythology by Paul Starr, pp. 12-19
                          7. The Bubble Economy by Robert Kuttner, pp. 20-25
                          8. Immigration issues by Alejandro Portes, pp. 26-29
                          9. After Failure by Ezra Klein, p. 30
                          10. City on a Hill by Mara Revkin, pp. 31-33
                          11. Leo the Linchpin by Jim Grossfeld, pp. 34-37
                          12. God's Precinct Walkers by Hanna Rosin, pp. 38-43
                          13. Schools as Scapegoats by Lawrence Mishel and Richard Rothstein, pp. 44-47
                          14. Medifraud Amok by Art Levine, pp. 48-52
                          15. Trends: First Ladies in Two Modes by Ann Friedman, pp. 53-54
                          16. The Arts: Arts and Minds by Sharon L. Butler, p. 55
                          17. [+]
                            The Imperial Fallacy by Michael Lind, pp. 56-59 - 2 Reviews
                            1. Day of Empire by Amy Chua
                            2. Among Empires by Charles S. Maier
                          18. The Last Word: Moral Hazard Is for Suckers by Robert B. Reich, p. 60
                          19. Cover art by John Ritter
                        9. [+]
                          November 2007 Issue = 18 Articles
                          1. Prospects: The Iran Wedge by Paul Starr, p. 3
                          2. Correspondence, pp. 4-5
                          3. Up Front, pp. 6-8
                          4. The Out Years: The Moral Equivalent of Optimism by Mark Schmitt, pp. 9-10
                          5. Comment: Eyes Wide Open by Garance Franke-Ruta, p. 11
                          6. Bush's Neo-Imperialist War by John B. Judis, pp. 12-13
                          7. In Iraq Forever by Spencer Ackerman, pp. 14-17
                          8. Who's To Blame for the Brave New Economy? by Robert Kuttner and Robert B. Reich, pp. 18-23
                          9. The Sisyphus from Searchlight by Terence Samuel, pp. 24-28
                          10. Prince William's Folly by Tara McKelvey, pp. 29-33
                          11. Abolish the Air Force by Robert Farley, pp. 34-37
                          12. Tomorrow, the World by Joshua Kurlantzick, pp. 38-42
                          13. Graphic Novels by Julian Sanchez, pp. 43-47
                          14. [+]
                            Faith in the Center? by Alan Wolfe, pp. 48-50 - 1 Review
                            1. Godly Republic by John J. DiIulio, Jr.
                          15. [+]
                            Why They Win by Richard Parker, pp. 51-52 - 2 Reviews
                            1. The Big Con by Jonathan Chait
                            2. The Right Talk by Mark A. Smith
                          16. [+]
                            Shift Happens by Jerry Avorn, pp. 53-56 - 3 Reviews
                            1. Overtreated by Shannon Brownlee
                            2. Sick by Jonathan Cohn
                            3. A Second Opinion by Arnold S. Relman
                          17. [+]
                            Standard Error by Jal Mehta, pp. 57-59 - 2 Reviews
                            1. Tough Liberal by Richard Kahlenberg
                            2. Tested by Linda Perlstein
                          18. The Closer: When We Get Behind the Wheel by Thomas Geoghegan, p. 60
                        10. [+]
                          December 2007 Issue = 26 Articles
                          1. Prospects: Hold That Tax by Paul Starr, p. 3
                          2. Correspondence, pp. 4-5
                          3. Up Front, pp. 6-8
                          4. The Out Years: Look Back in Awe by Mark Schmitt, pp. 9-10
                          5. Comment: This Is Murder? by Sarah Blustain, p. 11
                          6. How Hillary's Done It---So Far by Harold Meyerson, pp. 12-13
                          7. The Supreme Court's Wrong Turn---And How To Correct It by Senator Edward M. Kennedy, pp. 14-18
                          8. Repealing the 20th Century by Simon Lazarus, pp. 19-23
                          9. Left Behind? by Dana Goldstein, pp. 24-28
                          10. What Ever Happened to Moderate Republicans? by Thomas F. Schaller, pp. 29-34
                          11. Media: Shedding Her Bootstraps? by Phoebe Connelly, pp. 35-36
                          12. [+]
                            The Great Enabler by Robert Kuttner, pp. 37-40 - 1 Review
                            1. The Age of Turbulence by Alan Greenspan
                          13. [+]
                            Faith-Based History by Marci A. Hamilton, pp. 41-43 - 1 Review
                            1. Christianity and American Democracy by Hugh Heclo
                          14. The Last Word: Paying for It by Robert B. Reich, p. 44
                          15. Life Chances - The Case for Early Investment in Our Kids, p. 1
                          16. All Our Children by Robert Kuttner, pp. 2-3
                          17. Changing the Climate on Early Childhood by Lawrence Aber, pp. 4-6
                          18. A Movement Transformed by Susan Urahn and Sara Watson, pp. 7-9
                          19. Pre-K Politics in the States by Kate Sheppard, pp. 10-12
                          20. No Parent Left Behind by Tara McKelvey, pp. 13-14
                          21. From One Generation to the Next by Rucker C. Johnson, pp. 15-16
                          22. Continuing the Investment by Sara Mead, p. 17
                          23. Child-Care Pay, Child-Care Quality by Marcia K. Meyers, p. 18
                          24. Nature, Nurture, and Destiny by David L. Kirp, pp. 19-21
                          25. "Kids First" Politics, Round Two by Mark Schmitt, pp. 22-43
                          26. Cover art by John Ritter
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                        Issues of 2008 = 10 Issues, 229 Articles
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                          Issues of 2009 = 6 Issues, 67 Articles