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By Molly Ball
Far from getting stronger, the Tea Party is now just another faction within the GOP, and an arriviste one at that. A response to the "Is the Party Over?" symposium.
By Jack Meserve
For many women, the Internet has become a pit of sexual harassment and death threats. Government -- and tech companies -- can do something about it. 
Dear Democracy Reader,  

We are delighted to present Issue #32 of Democracy: A Journal of Ideas.
 
The Fifty Years' War
By Jason Furman
Tax credits have arguably done more to reduce poverty than programs have. It's time to expand them once again. 
By Mike Konczal
Conservatives dream of returning to a world where private charity fulfilled all public needs. But that world never existed -- and we're better for it. 
By Monica Potts
Journalists who write on poverty often reduce their subjects to vessels of misery. But empathy, not pity, is what the poor need.
Features
By Brian Katulis
Today's progressives are often as muddled in their thinking about U.S. involvement in the world as conservatives are divided. 
By Richard D. Kahlenberg
Few elites give much thought to community colleges. But they educate 44 percent of our undergraduates -- and they need help.
Reviews
By James Surowiecki
Economic forecasting has become much more sophisticated in the decades since its invention. So why are we still so bad at it?
By Molly Worthen
The postwar liberal intellectuals built a political cosmology that rejected religion. But it was still fiercely moral.
By Vanessa Williamson
It's no surprise that the 1 percent would fight against high taxes. But how do they get so many 99 percenters to fight at their side?
By Tom Perriello
Congress has 535 members. Only a handful come from the working class -- and that's a problem for all of us.
We're thrilled with this issue's line-up, and hope you will be too. Thank you as always for reading, and enjoy.

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Michael Tomasky
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