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.

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Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.