Just How New Was the New Left?  

Now so familiar as to risk seeming clichéd, “We Shall Overcome” was the paramount song of the civil rights movement. “Deep in my heart, I do believe that we shall overcome some day”: the song spoke to a generation’s idealism, …

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Poverty: The Plus Side  

“Poverty Should Have Risen”—so runs the cheery headline of a New York Times blog post this week by Casey B. Mulligan, professor of economics at the University of Chicago. “Poverty did not rise between 2007 and 2011,” Mulligan writes, “and …

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