RAND Review: Politics and Government in the United States

In This Issue (Volume 36, Number 2: Fall 2012)

RAND Review: Fall 2012

Voters wait to cast ballots.

Cover Story

Farsighted Leadership in a Shortsighted World: Looking Beyond the 2012 U.S. Election

Our cover story explores nine key issues for the 2012 U.S. presidential election: income inequality, health care costs, immigration reform, energy options, education, al Qaeda, Iraq, democratization in the Middle East, and China. RAND president Michael Rich introduces the series, emphasizing the importance of long-term thinking for effective leadership. In the essays that follow, RAND experts describe President Barack Obama’s record and Governor Mitt Romney’s position on each issue before giving their own opinions.

Viewing Gallery

Check, Please

Viewing Gallery

Many single entrées at U.S. chain restaurants serve up masses of calories, fat, and sodium. This infographic breaks down just how bad a full meal can be.

Common Ground

Raising the Bar: An Interview with California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye

Tani Cantil-Sakauye

California’s 28th chief justice discusses the importance of collaborative courts, her efforts to help the judiciary deal with the state’s budget crisis, and the importance of civics education.

Guest Speakers: Voices from the Pardee RAND Graduate School Commencement Weekend

PRGS Commencement

Highlights from the remarks made during the school’s 2012 Commencement Weekend.

Public Square

  • Letter trumps number
  • National Guard uplifts youth
  • Government testimonies raise flags
  • Inclusionary zoning works
  • HIV hits Gulf States hard
  • 2012 elections span the globe
  • More Americans forgo banking
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Message from the Editor

John Godges

Designed in the Public Interest

What distinguishes RAND Review from most periodicals is that this magazine is, in fact, a public good.