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Who Owns the GOP?  

Jane Mayer’s Dark Money is a magisterial portrait of the right-wing billionaires who have “weaponized” conservative philanthropy and pulled the GOP ever further right. Yet Mayer’s account fails to explain something just as alarming: the far-right surge from the grassroots.

Flashpoint in Health-Care Reform  

Fighting for Our Health: The Epic Battle to Make Health Care a Right in the United States by Richard Kirsch Rockefeller Institute Press, 2012, 416 pp. Remedy and Reaction: The Peculiar American Struggle Over Health Care Reform by Paul Starr …

Legacies of New Deal Liberalism  

The United States, as Louis Hartz argues in The Liberal Tradition in America, may have been born liberal, and it may have grown up over two centuries confined within an unselfconscious Lockean consensus about an “American way of life” based …