The 14 3/4 Biggest Ideas of the Year

A guide to the intellectual trends that, for better or worse, are most shaping America right now
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14 3/4. Reefer Sanity
by Joshua Green

14. It’s Too Easy Being Green
by Kai Ryssdal

13. Teachers Are Fair Game
by David Brooks

12. The Rise of the Drones
by Martha Raddatz

11. Obama Is No Liberal
by James Bennet

10. The Triumph of Free Speech
by Jeffrey Rosen

9. The Catholic Church Is Finished
by Ross Douthat

8. Deficits Matter
by Megan McArdle

7. Information Wants to Be Paid For
by Walter Isaacson

6. The Kids Aren’t All Right
by David Leonhardt

5. Bonfire of the Knuckleheads
by Jeffrey Goldberg

4. The Power of No
by Michael Kinsley

3. Boredom is Extinct
by Walter Kirn

America Is No. 2
by James Fallows

1. The End of Men
by Hanna Rosin

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