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Jonathan Chait

October 6, 2014 | weddings/asktheexperts/2009/summer
In Defense of Male Aggression: What Liberals Get Wrong About Football

The game can kill boys — and save them.

April 7, 2014 | Features
The Color of His Presidency

Optimists hoped Obama would usher in a new age of racial harmony. Pessimists feared a surge in racial strife. Neither was right. But what happened instead has been even more invidious.

January 6, 2013 | Features
5. Don’t Ignore True Poverty

Affordability isn’t just a middle-class issue.

October 14, 2013 | The National Interest
The Shutdown Prophet

Washington couldn’t have gone dark without a radicalized Republican Party. Or maybe it was destined to all along.

September 23, 2013 | Features
The Plot to Kill Obamacare

Why it continues to drive many Republicans to madness.

September 16, 2013 |
The Dashed Dreams of President Bloomberg

He had high hopes that Bloombergism would outlive Bloomberg. For such a brilliant pragmatist, it was a strangely naïve fantasy.

July 29, 2013 | Features
Anarchists of the House

The Republican Congress is testing a new frontier of radicalism—governmental sabotage.

May 13, 2013 | Features
Obama Might Actually Be the Environmental President

His climate-change policy has been an abject failure, says Al Gore and just about everyone else. They’re wrong. Here’s why.

April 29, 2013 | Intelligencer
Profiles in Profiling

From the appalling New York Post to the rest of us.

February 11, 2013 | Features
Who Needs to Win to Win?

Can a party rule by capturing most of the country but less than half of the people? We might be about to find out.