The inaugural issue of Publications is out. Hope Metcalf and Judith Resnik (Yale): Gideon at Guantanamo: Democratic and Despotic Detention. Ronald R. Sundstrom (USF): Sheltering Xenophobia. Jennifer Ouellette on why every coin flip may be a Schrodinger’s Cat. Ezra Klein and Evan Soltas on the best sentence about tax reform, ever. Can Republicans be economic populists? Jonathan Chait investigates. Frank Jacobs on the eruv, a Jewish quantum state. From Boston Review, would we better off in a world without blame? Barbara H. Fried on how the philosophy of personal responsibility has ruined criminal justice and economic policy — it's time to move past blame (and a series of responses). Matthew Yglesias on why we don't need a brilliant Fed chairman. Bryce Covert on the cost of the financial crisis: $14 trillion (or more). From Cato Unbound, Jim Harper on the private digital economy. Hegemonic "realness"? Sarah Tucker Jenkins on an intersectional feminist analysis of RuPaul's Drag Race. Is aggregation as bad as plagiarism? When a writer lifts thoughts — or even paragraphs — from an existing work, we call it plagiarism — but news organisations do the same, and call it aggregation. Kevin Drum on how the NSA surveillance program probably won't cause an overseas uprising (and a response by Henry Farrell). A sex tape that Monica Lewinsky recorded for Bill Clinton at the height of their scandalous affair has leaked.

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