In this issue:
"Two More Years", by Steve Coll: President Obama's agenda after the midterm elections.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Summit Push", by Nick Paumgarten: Hanging out with one of the world's greatest mountain climbers.
"Crystal Ball", by Andrew Marantz: A day in the life of a digital prophet.
A REPORTER AT LARGE
"Double Jeopardy", by Paige Williams: In Alabama a judge can override a jury that spares a murderer from the death penalty.
LETTER FROM JERUSALEM
"The One-State Reality", by David Remnick: Israel's conservative President is calling for civility – amid an atmosphere of increasing intolerance – and is paying a price
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Hard Knocks", by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Foxcatcher and The Homesman.
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