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April 8, 2013 Issue

Cover art by: Illustration by Steve Brodner, design by Milton Glaser Incorporated


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  • Editorial

    New Pope, Old Papacy

    There is nothing in Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio’s record to suggest that he will reform the Catholic Church.

    Norman Birnbaum

  • Noted

    Max Strasser reports on the Robin Hood Tax in the UK and Andrew Bard Epstein on the Two Row Wampum Renewal Campaign, and the editors congratulate Chris Hayes

    Various Contributors

  • LA’s Homeless Vets

    It seems unbelievable, but land dedicated to the VA for housing veterans has been denied to them—and LA has more homeless vets than any city in America.

    Jon Wiener

  • ‘Gideon v. Wainwright’, Fifty Years Later

    In its historic decision, the Supreme Court ruled that poor people have a right to a lawyer. But today, our system of indigent defense is shameful.

    Stephen B. Bright and Sia M. Sanneh

  • What the UN Owes Haiti

    Despite the fact that its "peacekeepers" brought cholera to Haiti, the UN is refusing to fund obvious solutions.

    Isabeau Doucet
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