Underreported Stories of 2011

The New Republic has just posted a colloquium by various contributors on the most important un- or under-reported stories of 2011. Some are on fairly familiar topics that writers just think need a lot more attention, like my own piece about the impending assault of “constitutional conservatives” on decades of critical jurisprudence, or Jon Cohn’s on destructive state-level budget cuts. Others are more exotic, such as Alec MacGillis’ notes on the survival of the German welfare state despite “austerity” rhetoric, and John Judis’ lament about the erosion of the Do Not Call Registry.

It’s all good clean fun, and perhaps readers here would like to mention their own nominees for under-reported stories.

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.