Joseph Fishkin (Texas) and Heather Gerken (Yale): The Party’s Over: McCutcheon, Shadow Parties, and the Future of the Party System. Can unlimited contributions to political parties really reduce polarization? Free speech, big money, bad elections: David Cole reviews Madison’s Music: On Reading the First Amendment by Burt Neuborne. Andrew Prokop on how really rich people aren’t actually that good at buying their way into political office. Our democracy is starting to look a lot like oligarchy: Jon Huntsman and Tim Roemer on how money poisons our politics. Zephyr Teachout on how even corporate America wants campaign finance reform to stop crony capitalism. Lawrence Goldstone on how Citizens United’s legal roots lie in the Jim Crow Supreme Court. Nicholas Almendares (Tulane) and Catherine Hafer (NYU): Beyond Citizens United. Daniel Nemirovsky on a simple fix for big money in politics: Tax campaign spending. What are the benefits of campaign finance reform?


Sarah-Ann May Goodes (Queen’s): “Here’s Looking at You,” Rick: Casablanca and Pyrrhonian Skepticism. Ray Filar on how the trans movement got sold out: From Zoolander 2 to Brewdog, now being transgender is cool, corporations are co-opting the sexy bits to turn a profit. Yoda’s replacement: Air Force veteran Jim Baker to lead legendary Pentagon Office of Net Assessment. Emily Crockett on FitzGibbon Media and the problem of sexual harassment in the progressive movement. Military strategist, classical scholar, cattle rancher and an adviser to presidents, prime ministers, and the Dalai Lama — just who is Edward Luttwak, and why do very powerful people pay vast sums for his advice? Bringing up genius: Is every healthy child a potential prodigy? Sri Krishna and Diego Chowell on how computers help biologists hack life’s secrets.


Stephen M. Rich (USC): One Law of Race? Robin Bradley Kar (Illinois) and John Lindo (Chicago): Race and the Law in the Genomic Age: A Problem for Equal Treatment Under the Law. Black as less than person: R. Kyle Alagood on case studies on race, law and medical science in the United States. Fania E. Davis, Mara Schiff, and Mikhail Lyubansky (Illinois): Restoring Racial Justice. Sarah Ludwig on how credit scores in America perpetuate racial injustice. From the Oxford Handbook of the Philosophy of Race, Annabelle Lever (Geneva): Race and Racial Profiling. Alberto Bernabe (John Marshall): Do Black Lives Matter? Race as a Measure of Injury in Tort Law. Opal Tometi and Gerald Lenoir on how Black Lives Matter is not a civil rights movement. From Wired, Bijan Stephen on how Black Lives Matter uses social media to fight the power. How is Black Lives Matter winning? Waleed Shahid investigates. Alex Baumhardt reviews Black Lives Matter by Sue Bradford Edwards and Duchess Harris.


Maria J. Frapolli (Granada): You and Me Baby Ain’t Nothing but Mammals: Subject Naturalism and Default Positions. Matthew Light and Gavin Slade on fascinating new research on crime in Russia: Post-Soviet crime and criminal justice deserve closer attention. Jesse Hicks on how the Church of Scientology fought the Internet — and why it lost. Sarah Scoles on why astronomers will hate the Internet of Things. The mystery isn’t why support for Trump is so high — it’s why it’s so low. An unbelievable story of rape: An 18-year-old said she was attacked at knifepoint, then she said she made it up — that’s where our story begins. The future of history? It’s already here — and some of us, at least, are optimistic about it. Samuel Rines on 5 economic problems that the next U.S. president will face. Greg Ip on how demographics rule the global economy. Why isn’t Marco Rubio winning? Jonathan Chait on 5 theories.


Matthew Eagleton-Pierce (SOAS): Historicising the Neoliberal Spirit of Capitalism. Philip Mirowski (Notre Dame): The Political Movement that Dared not Speak its own Name: The Neoliberal Thought Collective Under Erasure. Delia Deckard and Heslin (Emory): After Postnational Citizenship: Constructing the Boundaries of Inclusion in Neoliberal Contexts. Lester J. Thompson and Jo Coghlan (Southern Cross): Neoliberalism by Stealth: Exposing the Flaw of Neoliberal Understandings of “freedom”. Nicholas Hartlep (Illinois State): Money, Markets, and Capitalism: How Neoliberalism Leads to Exclusion, Economic Inequality, Instability, and Illness. Joshua Ramey (Grinnell): Neoliberalism as a Political Theology of Chance: The Politics of Divination. Nicolas Perrone (UEC): The International Investment Regime after the Global Crisis of Neoliberalism: Rupture or Continuity? McKenzie Wark reviews Undoing the Demos: Neoliberalism’s Stealth Revolution by Wendy Brown. Kean Birch on how to think like a neoliberal.

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