Sarah E. Light (Penn): Valuing National Security: Climate Change, the Military, and Society. Victor Byers Flatt and Heather Payne (UNC): Not One without the Other: The Challenge of Integrating U. S. Environment, Energy, Climate, and Economic Policy. Warwick McKibbin (ANU), Adele C. Morris (Brookings), and Peter Wilcoxen (Syracuse): The Economic Consequences of Delay in U.S. Climate Policy. Ezra Klein on 7 reasons America will fail on climate change (and a response). Ryan Cooper on the case for optimism on climate change: Things look bad, but they could change quickly. Hamilton Nolan on why a carbon tax is our only hope. Justin Gillis on a price tag on carbon as a climate rescue plan. Henry Paulson on why we need to tax carbon dioxide emissions to protect our economy (Earth to Hank Paulson: Who do you think you're talking to?). Matthew Yglesias on the deafening silence of "reform conservatives" on climate change. Dear conservatives, you are 100 percent wrong that climate action will kill the economy. Fighting climate change with taxpayer dollars isn't a fight against freedom — it's a fight against the end of the planet. Greg Page, the chairman of the largest private company in America, just told the 1 percent to worry about climate change. A look at how the NRDC finds itself in the awkward position of not being able to claim full credit for what probably ranks as the most important policy triumph ever recorded by an American advocacy organization. Obama's new rules for coal plants are a B.F.D. — the ensuing political fight may be even bigger. Trish Kahle on rank-and-file environmentalism: Labor is often considered hopelessly reactionary on the environment — but democratic unions can fight for both jobs and the planet.

Neuvic Kalmar Malembanie (Howard): Black Identity, Past, Present and Future. Cristina Mislan (Penn State): From Latin America to Africa: Defining the "World Revolution" in The Black Panther; and An "Obedient Servant": Internationalizing and Capitalizing on Blackness in Marcus Garvey's Negro World. Dan Markel (FSU), Michael McCann (New Hampshire), and Howard M. Wasserman (FIU): Catalyzing Fans (“This paper proposes the development of Fan Action Committees (“FACs”), which, like their political counterpart (PACs), could mobilize and empower fans to play a larger role in the decision-making associated with which ‘production teams’ the talent will work”). From The New Yorker, Evan Osnos on the Biden agenda: Reckoning with Ukraine and Iraq, and keeping an eye on 2016; and Malcolm Gladwell on Kim Philby and the hazards of mistrust. Hayes Brown on 5 ways to punish Russia if it played a role in the Malaysian plane crash. From TNR, Ben Birnbaum and Amir Tibon on the explosive, inside story of how John Kerry built an Israel-Palestine peace plan — and watched it crumble; and Yishai Schwartz on why Israel's deadly invasion of Gaza is morally justified. Can a person be ignorant and intelligent at the same time? Edo Shonin and William Van Gordon wonder. Why the Middle Ages are still with us: Nicholas Vincent reviews The Modern Origins of the Early Middle Ages by Ian Wood. Leon Neyfakh on what playfulness can do for you: Research discovers the many benefits of being a goofball. Rebecca Rojer on the world according to Modern Monetary Theory. John Sides interviews Peter Schuck, author of Why Government Fails So Often, and How It Can Do Better.

Joan Petersilia (Stanford) and Francis Cullen (Cincinnati): Liberal but Not Stupid: Meeting the Promise of Downsizing Prisons. Patrice A. Fulcher (Atlanta’s John Marshall): The Double Edged Sword of Prison Video Visitation: Claiming to Keep Families Together While Furthering the Aims of the Prison Industrial Complex. Elizabeth Bennion (BYU): Banning the Bing: Why Extreme Solitary Confinement Is Cruel and Far Too Usual Punishment. We know solitary confinement annihilates the minds of its victims, but what does it do to the rest of us? Lisa Guenther wonders. What happens to life sentences if our lifespan is radically extended? Rebecca Roache on future punishment. Jessica Pishko reviews Burning Down the House: The End of Juvenile Prison by Nell Bernstein. Nicole Flatow on how private companies are profiting from threats to jail the poor. Hamilton Nolan on how private prisons are getting rich by abusing illegal immigrants. Annie-Rose Strasser on the companies that just promised to pull 60 million dollars from private prisons. John Pfaff on why the conventional wisdom on prison growth is wrong, and where we can go from here. Keith Humphreys on the five myths of American incarceration. Emily Badger on how there’s little evidence that fewer prisoners means more crime; and on the meteoric, costly and unprecedented rise of incarceration in America. Brennan Hughes on cultural anthropology's insights into mass incarceration and victimless crime. Paul Romer on the great crime wave and the tragedy of mass incarceration. Incarceration Nation: America’s love affair with mass incarceration is a well-documented phenomenon. Robert Evans and Cedric Coleman on horrifying things you didn't (want to) know about prison. Prisons are terrible, and there’s finally a way to get rid of them. Salomon Orellana on how a third party could reduce incarceration in the US.