The latest issue of the Washington Monthly is now live.

There are a number of compelling features to check out in this issue. Our cover story, Patrick Doherty and Christopher Leinberger’s “The Next Real Estate Boom,” looks at how the country could benefit from creating the sort of real estate people actually want, dense walkable cities with extensive public transportation. Another feature, Luke Mogelson’s “Prison Break,” looks at how Michigan reduced its prison population and lowered crime.

There are no particular education stories in this issue but earlier this month we released another feature, John Gravois’s “The Closing of the Marijuana Frontier,” which looks at the potential for legal pot to become a big industry.

The issue also contains two different features about future of the ethanol industry, “Against the Grain,” by Heather Rogers and “Bringing It All Back Home,” by Wesley Clark.

Daniel Luzer

Daniel Luzer is the news editor at Governing Magazine and former web editor of the Washington Monthly. Find him on Twitter: @Daniel_Luzer