The latest issue of the Washington Monthly is now live.

Earlier this week the magazine released a special issue looking at what President Obama should say in this year’s State of the Union speech. Featuring ten memos to Obama from journalists, scholars, and White House veterans, the special features is well worth reading in advance of Obama’s January 25 speech. Contributors include Bruce Bartlett, Howard Dean, Debra Dickerson, Michael Kazin, Will Marshall, and Theda Skocpol.

Also be sure to check out two features in this issue. Justin Vogt has a piece about the future of polices and race in New Orleans, a city with its first white mayor in three decades. In another article Jeffrey Leonard argues that the best way to promote clean energy is to stop energy subsidies, all of them.

Check out the new issue here.

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