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Articles from Washington Monthly (November 1, 2012)

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Act of recovery: only one national reporter, Michael Grunwald, bothered to take a detailed look at how well the $787 billion stimulus was spent. What he discovered confounds the Beltway conventional wisdom. Cooper, Ryan Book review 1608
Brass backwards: Thomas Ricks explains the declining competence of America's senior military commanders. Heilbrunn, Jacob Book review 1834
Brave new world? Schwecker, Bethany Letter to the editor 273
Drone on: it's probably a matter of when, not if, al-Qaeda in Yemen successfully strikes the U.S. Yet the drone attacks currently keeping the organization at bay are also helping recruit more terrorists. Can you say "no-win situation"? Edwards, Haley Sweetland Book review 2643
George W. Bush, on the ballot again. Glastris, Paul Editorial 1564
How we could blow the energy boom: America's vast new surplus of natural gas could lead to greater prosperity and a cleaner environment. But if we don't fix our decrepit, blackout-prone electric grid, we could wind up sitting in the dark. Leonard, Jeffrey 3685
Last call: industry giants are threatening to swallow up America's carefully regulated alcohol industry, and remake America in the image of booze-soaked Britain. Heffernan, Tim 4912
Math is hard. Ohles, Frederik Letter to the editor 258
Memoirs of an academic fraudster: inside the shadowy business of ghostwriting college students' papers. Luzer, Daniel Book review 1378
Obama's game of chicken: the untold story of how the administration tried to stand up to big agricultural companies on behalf of independent farmers, and lost. Khan, Lina 5275
Party over policy. Sullivan, John Letter to the editor 107
Spread too thin: scholars have discovered that certain everyday food items have played pivotal roles in the history of civilization. Apparently, peanut butter is not one of them. Peters, Justin Book review 1596
The conservative war on prisons: right-wing operatives have decided that prisons are a lot like schools: hugely expensive, inefficient, and in need of root-and-branch reform. Is this how progress will happen in a hyper-polarized world? Dagan, David; Teles, Steven M. 5522
Tilting at windmills. Peters, Charles 3058
Too little, too late. Jackson, Clay Letter to the editor 255
Up from independence: Harry Truman was a classic American striver, and a failure, until war and politics intervened. Hamby, Alonzo Book review 1461

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