Privatize the seas. Welcome guest workers. Scrap the vice presidency. Teach teens to drink. And more.
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Jeffrey Goldberg on how Iran could save the Middle East; Joshua Green on how Obama might fulfill Carter's dream of greening America; Gary Wills on William F. Buckley Jr..; Mark Bowden on a hostage crisis in Columbia; Sandra Tsing Loh on why you should get a divorce; and much more.
New techniques can change the climate quickly and cheaply. Why are scientists afraid to mention them?
Barack Obama is preaching the gospel of clean energy. Can he succeed where Jimmy Carter failed?
Nouriel Roubini is a famous--and famously prescient--economic pessimist. So why is he smiling?
Humans have survived the centuries by evolving into quick-witted creatures. Now technology and pharmacology provide a new boost to intelligence
William F. Buckley was a man of impulse, big words, and reckless candor. But he wasn’t a snob
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When a U.S. company ignored pilot warnings in Colombia, four Americans died, and three were taken captive
How knowing your neighbor’s electric bill can help you to cut yours
Roger Clemens, Curt Schilling, and Hall of Fame standards in the steroid era
Europe’s poorest country is a paragon of financial stability
Tony Geraci is determined to get healthy food to the kids in Baltimore's public schools
In Russia’s vast far east, most of the people are gone, but feathered inhabitants are abundant
The spread of Internet rankings and reviews is freeing consumers to focus on the decisions that matter
The latest volume of Kevin Starr’s history chronicles the triumph—and points toward the tragedy—of the Golden State’s Good Life
The author is ending her marriage. Isn’t it time you did the same?
The cruelty and degeneracy the future president was subjected to in his youth forged his iron will
A slacker’s miscellany; the long-haul lobby; wuthering Wordsworths; Vishnu anew; and more
The peculiar challenge of adapting Harry Potter for the screen
Even in a depression, it seems, Americans won’t stop feathering their nests.
Why The Economist is thriving while Time and Newsweek fade