From The New Yorker, Ryan Lizza on how Obama picked his running mate to help him govern; and Nicholas Lemann on Obama, McCain, and the future of foreign policy. For the anti-abortion movement, Sarah Palin is the real thing  — so why won’t she speak her mind? The rise of economic nationalism: The ingredients are in place, in the UK and elsewhere, for a return to atavistic "politics of the soil". A review of An Entrenched Legacy How the New Deal Constitutional Revolution Continues to Shape the Role of the Supreme Court by Patrick M. Garry. Robert Skidelsky on how we forgot everything Keynes taught us. Our robed rulers: A review of Political Foundations of Judicial Supremacy: The Presidency, the Supreme Court, and Constitutional Leadership in U.S. History by Keith E. Whittington. Here is the radical implication of this collapse: The next financial system, rebuilt by governments on the ruins of the old one, needs to be plain vanilla. Who is Matt Welch? Justin Raimondo investigates. Not in my back Yucca: What are our alternatives for storing radioactive waste? Scientists have found that premature ejaculation is not all in your head but genetically determined. A review of Rediscovering Jacob Riis: Exposure Journalism and Photography in Turn-of-the-Century New York by Bonnie Yochelson and Daniel Czitrom.

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