Magazine Cover of the Week: POLITICO’s Top 50 Persons Challenging American Politics

tfc-0905-cover-smIt’s Friday, almost the weekend, and therefore, time to gather up your reading list…everything you saw this week but didn’t have time to actually read.

This week, we propose the latest issue of POLITICO Magazine, that highlights the POLITICO 50 – “important people changing American politics through the power of ideas,” writes John Harris in his cover piece “Washington Is Not an Ideas-Free Zone. (Usually.)”

Number one on the list is Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), dubbed “the most interesting man in politics.” The son of former Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), Rand earned the top notch because “Paul’s ideas offer an utterly different Republican approach to questions of equity, education and fairness in America’s treatment of minorities.”

Also included in the Top 50: Chair of the Federal Reserve Janet Yellen, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Glenn Greenwald and Edward Snowden, and Uber CEO Travis Kalanick.

“Time marches on. Old truisms crumble. New circumstances forge new leaders, who talk about the world in new language,” writes Harris. “That is why politics stays interesting. It is why idealism trumps cynicism and political maneuver, even in a city defined by cynicism and political maneuver.”

For more, look to newsstands or check it out online.