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Trial by Entrapment
ADAM SERWER
A new case in Oregon reignites concerns over how the government catches terrorists.
Lawyers speak to reporters following an appearance in federal court by terrorist suspect Mohamed Osman Mohamud Monday, Nov. 29, 2010, in Portland, Oregon. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
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Drawn to the Mud
CRAIG FEHRMAN
December 3, 2010
Jack Anderson's obsessive coverage of Nixon marked the beginning of our modern scandal culture.

The Next Campaign-Finance Battle
JAMELLE BOUIE
December 2, 2010 | web only
Progressives have good reason to worry about an Arizona campaign-finance case coming before the Supreme Court.

Workless
TIM FERNHOLZ
December 1, 2010 | web only
The price of a social safety net is low taxes for the wealthy. The cost is unsustainable.

The Smart-Power Push
SARAH BABBAGE
December 3, 2010 | web only
TAP talks to a foreign-policy expert on how the United States is using smart power.

Corroboration, Not Revelation
GERSHOM GORENBERG
December 2, 2010 | web only
So far, the WikiLeaks cables from Israel confirm that Netanyahu is exploiting the Iran issue to avoid serious negotiations with the Palestinians.

The Royal "We"
PAUL WALDMAN
November 30, 2010 | web only
Politicians make strong statements about what "the American people" think, but the electorate doesn't speak in one voice.



Screening for Gender
JUDITH LEVINE
December 2, 2010 | web only
Why I'd rather be gazed at than groped
U.S. Customs Supervisory Inspector Vincent DiGilio demonstrates how a person would undergo a personal search using a body-scanning device at John F. Kennedy International Airport. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

The Limits of Smart Power
November 29, 2010
DAVID AXE
Can the U.S. military end the epidemic of sexual violence in Congo without getting involved in another endless conflict?

Language of Truth
November 26, 2010
ELIZA GRISWOLD
On reading Gjertrud Schnackenberg

Off the Mark
November 24, 2010 | web only
JAMELLE BOUIE
Conservatives ranting against earmarks are really promoting big government.

How to Negotiate With North Korea
November 24, 2010 | web only
ROBERT FARLEY
Reaching an accord with North Korea on nuclear-weapons development was a difficult proposition even before the recent revelations.



Matthew Yglesias is a senior editor at the Center for American Progress Action Fund, a former Prospect staff writer, and the author of Heads in the Sand: How the Republicans Screw Up Foreign Policy and Foreign Policy Screws Up the Democrats.

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Ron in Reserve
TIM FERNHOLZ
November 24, 2010 | web only
Why the GOP and Ron Paul finally set aside their differences to bash the Federal Reserve

Destroying the Village
PAUL WALDMAN
November 23, 2010 | web only
Just how far will Republicans go in opposing Obama?

What Gender Gap?
MONICA POTTS
November 23, 2010 | web only
Real-world discrimination -- particularly on pay -- isn't as obvious as we'd like it to be.

ACORN's Fall
HAROLD MEYERSON
November 22, 2010
Community organizing survives, but it is a balkanized, weakened field.

What We Don't Know Can Hurt Us
TIM FERNHOLZ, SARAH BABBAGE, NANCY WATZMAN AND KAT AARON
November 22, 2010
Information is the life-blood of public policy, but there's a lot of it missing.



A McCain Thanksgiving
NANCY GOLDSTEIN
November 22, 2010 | web only
The battle over "don't ask, don't tell" comes to a head -- and highlights generational and gender divides.

Why the Winners Lost
LAURA KALMAN
November 19, 2010
In the rise of the right, culture and economics have always gone hand in hand.

Unfair Loss
MONICA POTTS
November 19, 2010 | web only
TAP talks about the Paycheck Fairness Act's failure with an advocate from the ACLU.

When the Boss Went Moral
JESSICA HOPPER
November 19, 2010 | web only
Bruce Springsteen's lost album reveals the young musician rejecting easy pop in favor of asking impossibly big questions about life and liberty in America.

Freezing Netanyahu
GERSHOM GORENBERG
November 18, 2010 | web only
Despite the appearance of wild generosity, Obama and Clinton could have Netanyahu in a very tight spot.



ACORN's Fall
HAROLD MEYERSON
Community organizing survives, but it is a balkanized, weakened field.

Why the Winners Lost
LAURA KALMAN
In the rise of the right, culture and economics have always gone hand in hand.

When the Boss Went Moral
JESSICA HOPPER | web only
Bruce Springsteen's lost album reveals the young musician rejecting easy pop in favor of asking impossibly big questions about life and liberty in America.

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