Best of the Month: April 2010

10. Why Cap-and-Trade Should (and Does) Have Appeal to Politicians — Robert W. Hahn & Robert N. Stavins, The Complete Guide to Modern Day Climate Change — Scott A. Mandia, and Come On! You Don’t Give the Same Discount Rate to Insurance as Stock, and That Includes Global Warming Insurance — Richard H. Serlin
9. Return of the Death Squads — Jeremy Kryt and Are Aid Donors Now Running Haiti? — Daniel Altman
8. Nukes for Sale — Jeremy Bernstein and A New Start — Tara McKelvey
7. Why Do Harvard Kids Head to Wall Street? An Interview with an Ex-Wall Street Recruit — Ezra Klein
6. Cruel Ethiopia — Helen Epstein and The State of Liberal Democracy in Africa: Resurgence or Retreat? — Tony Leon
5. The Myth of a Kinder, Gentler War — Michael A. Cohen and Army Researchers: Why the Kandahar Offensive Could Backfire — Nathan Hodge
4. Chris Dodd’s Carve-Outs for Cronies — Mark A. Calabria and Big Business Pleads for Loopholes in Financial Regulatory Reform — Steven Pearlstein
3. FDIC Rebuts Inaccurate Op-Ed and Final Financial Reform Push — Christopher Papagianis
2. Six Doctrines in Search of a Policy Regime — Paul Krugman, Pesos, Ponzi and Financial Sector Profits — Paul Krugman, and Minsky vs. Krugman — Arnold Kling
1. Sex, Drugs, and HIV: Let’s Get Rational — Elizabeth Pisani and The Pay-Any-Price Principle — David Sirota
BONUS: Bank Regulation: Strict Liquidity Thresholds Needed — Anthony W. Orlando

Best of the Week: April 4-10, 2010

10. Why More Immigrants Are an Answer to the Coming Boomer Entitlement Mess — Robert B. Reich and Across the Border, Over the Line — Linda Greenhouse
9. The “Kennedy Court,” Only More So — Lyle Denniston and Justice Stevens and the Benefits of a Boring Court — Evan Thomas & Stuart Taylor, Jr.
8. Just Like Ike (on Deterrence) — Campbell Craig, All Options, Still, on the Table — Tad Daley, Obama’s New Nuclear Plan Leaves Missiles on Hair Triggers — Dan Froomkin, Getting the Iran-Palestine Connection Wrong — Flynt Leverett & Hillary Mann Leverettand Pros and Cons in the Nuclear Posture Review — Stephen M. Walt
7. The Hush on Abortion — Shell Fischer and A Question of Values: The Real Abortion Debate — June Carbone & Naomi Cahn
6. Why All of Us Should Want the President to Break His Promise on Taxes — Diane Lim Rogers
5. Why China’s Exchange Rate Is a Red Herring — Avinash Persaud and No Time for a Trade War — Joseph E. Stiglitz
4. The Magnetar Trade: How One Hedge Fund Helped Keep the Bubble Going — Jesse Eisinger & Jake Bernstein and Making Financial Reform Fool-Resistant — Paul Krugman
3. Pakistan: A Nation Under Attack — Robert Fisk
2. When Did the Senate Become Such a Lonely, Cynical Place? — Jennifer Senior
1. Sex, Drugs, and HIV: Let’s Get Rational — Elizabeth Pisani and The Pay-Any-Price Principle — David Sirota
BONUS: Take It to the Limit — Steven Strogatz