January/February 2011

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Why the new global ruling class is leaving you behind, how porn is—and isn't—changing sex for women, the new physics of tennis, and more


The Rise of the New Global Elite

The changing economy has created a new class of business megastars. Super-rich and often self-made, they tend to be ambivalent about the rest of us, and they increasingly form a nation unto themselves.

Mic Smith / AP

Good Ol’ Girl

Does Nikki Haley, the new governor of South Carolina, signal a fundamental change in the GOP’s relationship with women, and in the GOP itself?

Strict Obstructionist

Senator Mitch McConnell is the quiet architect of the Republicans' resurgence—and the biggest reason why nothing's getting done in Washington.

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  • Gracia Lam

    The Hazards of Duke

    A now infamous PowerPoint presentation exposes a lot about men, women, sex, and alcohol—and about how universities are letting their female students down.


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    Dire States

    Most state governors will have to either raise taxes or cut spending—exactly what not to do when recovering from a recession.

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