- Obama’s Most Underrated Move of the Year by Noam Scheiber
- Will Health Reform Open the Flood Gates for Fraud? by Suzy Khimm
- From the Earning Potential of Prostitutes to Advancements in Monetary Policy: The Year’s Biggest Ideas in Economics by Zubin Jelveh
- TNR’s Best of 2009: The Reinvention of Robert Gates by Michael Crowley
- Our Last Ten Miserable, Miserable Years by E.J. Dionne Jr.
- Hard Times--And How You Can Help in the New Year by Jonathan Cohn
- Barack Obama Has an Idiotic Obsession, and It Is Golf by Michelle Cottle
- The Amazing Story of How Esperanto Came to Be by Esther Schor
As always, be sure to check out economic news on The Stash, environment and energy coverage on The Vine, the latest on health care at The Treatment, metro policy debate on The Avenue, and Marty Peretz's The Spine. Also be sure to take a look at TNR's new blogs by William Galston, Simon Johnson, Ed Kilgore, Damon Linker, and John McWhorter.