Tzipi Livni on Why Israel Needs a Constitution

Tzipi Livni on Why Israel Needs a Constitution

The head of Israel's Kadima Party argues that a unifying document could protect the country's Arabs even if they aren't involved in its writing

The Wealth (and Happiness) of Nations

The Wealth (and Happiness) of Nations

Two economists debate whether richer countries are truly more content

Stephen Breyer on Staying Above Politics

Stephen Breyer on Staying Above Politics

Judges may be human, says the associate justice of the Supreme Court, but that doesn't mean they're swayed by the public or the president

Thomas Friedman on Egypt's 'Martyrs for Democracy'

Thomas Friedman on Egypt's 'Martyrs for Democracy'

The New York Times columnist explains what young Arabs are fighting for and why their leaders are as good as gone

An Optimist's View of WikiLeaks

An Optimist's View of WikiLeaks

The scandal revealed that the media and the government aren't in such bad shape after all

Biz Stone on Twitter's Independence The Atlantic

Biz Stone on Twitter's Independence

One of Twitter's famed cofounders explains why he was underwhelmed by a recent call from a State Department representative

David Axelrod on the Bin Laden Joke Obama Never Told

David Axelrod on the Bin Laden Joke Obama Never Told

Obama's former advisor recalls the hours just before the long-hunted terrorist's death

Hanna Rosin: Crowded House

Hanna Rosin: Crowded House

From 20-something kids to aging grandparents, everyone's moving back in with Mom and Dad

David Leonhardt on 'Momism'

David Leonhardt on 'Momism'

The New York Times columnist argues that despite advances in equality, the workplace still makes women pay too high a price for motherhood

Sandra Day O'Connor: "I Couldn't Get a Job in a Law Firm"

Sandra Day O'Connor: "I Couldn't Get a Job in a Law Firm"

O'Connor blends professional experience with personal conviction to explain why she opposes judicial elections

Melody Barnes: Why a Struggling Economy Needs Immigrants

Melody Barnes: Why a Struggling Economy Needs Immigrants

Obama's domestic policy advisor makes the case for welcoming newcomers to the table during lean times

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