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May/June 2011

U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper leads a forum on how congress can be fixed; Kenneth A. Shepsle, Kathryn Pearson, U. S. Rep. David E. Price, Stephen Ansolabehere, and others offer their responses. Junot Díaz on Haiti, apocalypse, and “natural disaster”; the novel is not dead; a short story by Ana Menéndez.

 

Forum 

Fixing Congress

U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper — with responses from:

KENNETH A. SHEPSLE, NORMAN J. ORNSTEIN, JOHN SAMPLES, KATHRYN PEARSON, JOHN G. GEER, DAVID BRADY, NICK NYHART, U.S. REP. DAVID E. PRICE, STEPHEN ANSOLABEHERE, AND ANDREW GELMAN.


Editors’ Note
Deborah Chasman and Joshua Cohen

Foundations

State of the Nation: Run For Office
Stephen Ansolabehere
Dispatch: Qaddafi’s Dream
Robert P. Baird
Dispatch: Vanishing Point
Niall McCann
Karlan’s Court: It Takes Two
Pamela S. Karlan
Government’s Place in the Market
Eliot Spitzer
Should Political Scientists Care more About Politics?
Archon Fung
A Predicament Of His Own Making: Obama and Counterterrorism
Owen Fiss
Strongly Worded Dissents
Glenn C. Loury in conversation with Josh Cohen
Putting Solutions on Trial
Michael Clemens
What Nativists Don’t Want you to Know About Immigrants
Michael Clemens
Another Year, Another Nabka
James Reddick

Context

Feast and Famine: India Is Growing Rapidly, But Indians Are Still Starving
Siddhartha Deb

Books & Ideas

Apocalypse: What Disasters Reveal
Junot Díaz
The Novel Is Not Dead
Jess Row
Seriously Funny: The Jewish Jane Austen
Roger Boylan

Fiction

The Shunting Trains Trace Iron Labyrinths
Ana Menéndez

On Film

Hello, Columbus: Icíar Bollaín’s Even The Rain
Alan A. Stone

On Poetry

Poet’s Sampler
Ann Marie Thornburg, introduced by Laura Kasischke
“Discovery” Contest Winners
Out Of Reach: Susan Howe’s That This
Richard Deming
(Most) Everyone’s Invited: Roddy Lumsden’s Identity Parade
Dai George
Microreviews

Poems

It Was a Rat that Carried Your Heart to the Sea
Kyle McCord
By Some Miracle a Year Lousy With Meteors
Cynthia Arrieu-King and Ariana-Sophia Kartsonis
Hate Mail
Carol Muske-Dukes
High Church
Timothy Liu
His Legacy
Timothy Liu
Lollipop
Daniel Coudriet
Breath
Daniel Coudriet
Frog and Toe
Caitlin Dube

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