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Articles from Washington Monthly (May 1, 2010)

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36 and 44. Glastris, Paul Editorial 748
A bridge too far? Barack Obama's election showed how far Americans had come on the issue of race. His presidency so far shows how much farther we have to go. Kilgore, Ed Book review 2369
A trip down memory lame: Fred Thompson's leisurely stroll through his not terribly interesting early years. Malanowski, Jamie Book review 1323
Brains on drugs: as it considers how to regulate the financial sector, Congress should heed the lessons of the Food and Drug Administration. Teles, Steven Book review 4153
Days of the dead: how the international drug trade turned a sleepy town on the U.S.-Mexican border into a war zone. Martinez, Andres Book review 1764
Degrees of speed: millions of unemployed Americans need to upgrade their skills, fast. Community colleges aren't up to the task, but with help from Washington, they could be. Merisotis, Jamie P.; Jones, Stan 2405
Failing state: Burma is dangerously close to collapse, an event that could throw much of South and Southeast Asia into turmoil. A whole new strategy from Washington is called for. Kurlantzick, Joshua Book review 3933
Infinite regret: an account of five days on the road with David Foster Wallace offers a coda to the writer's sadly truncated career. O'Donnell, Michael Book review 1656
Infrequent flyer: how the Marines spent thirty years and $30 billion on the V-22 Osprey, an aircraft that's barely fit for combat. Thompson, Mark Book review 1794
Museum row. Gross, Michael Letter to the editor 170
Nuclear reactionaries: it's a big-government-dependent tool to fight climate change that was championed by Jimmy Carter, is now dominated by the French, and has never managed to compete in the marketplace. So why, exactly, do Republicans love nuclear power so much? Frank, T.A. 2170
Partisan hacks: conservatives have discovered the virtues of investigative journalism. But can their reporting survive their politics? McGann, Laura 2423
Reading Milton Friedman in Dublin: Ireland's politicians spent the '90s and '00s imitating the United States' devotion to unfettered free markets. Unfortunately for the Irish, they succeeded. Farrell, Henry Book review 1934
Textbook failure. Wall, Don; Satler, Goran Letter to the editor 219
The A-hed and the A-hole: did Rupert Murdoch's takeover of the Wall Street Journal ruin a once-great paper, or save it from itself? Peters, Justin Book review 1345
The wealth of constellations: can the free market save the space program? Homans, Charles 7432
Tilting at windmills. Peters, Charles 3380
Workers of the world unite ... and take the afternoon off. Cogan, Robert Letter to the editor 134

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