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One of the strangest things about this supremely strange moment in American political history is the resolve of the Republican Congress and White House to... [Read More]
The Republican Party holds the presidency, controls both houses of Congress, and dominates legislatures and governorships in roughly two-thirds of America's 50 states. But that... [Read More]
The tax bill that passed the Senate in the wee hours of Saturday morning is atrocious — a giveaway to the wealthy and the corporate... [Read More]
If your only source of information about the United States in 2017 were the tweets of its president, you'd probably conclude the country was a... [Read More]
Liberals and centrists have no idea how to combat the challenge of an ascendant far right. This cluelessness, often masked by seemingly confident bluster... [Read More]
Political reality can change with alacrity — and radically so. Consider what happened in Germany between 1928 and 1933. In the elections of May... [Read More]
retribution over the past, deterrence for the future... [Read More]
The most stupefying question prompted by Democratic Sen. Al Franken being accused of kissing and groping a woman without her consent isn't whether he'll be... [Read More]
The American right could use a lot fewer talk-radio shouters and a lot more policy intellectuals. But that doesn't mean intellectuals are especially good at... [Read More]
No one who cares about the dignity and autonomy of women, or who longs for men to be more than predatory perverts, can fail to... [Read More]
As a political centrist in a sharply polarized time, I'm sometimes asked by progressive friends to recommend contemporary conservatives they should read and wrestle with.... [Read More]
Read more on this story. Related articles: America's military draft is an assault on liberty. End it. America's appalling inattention to war... [Read More]
Hillary Clinton … James Comey … Vladimir Putin … Fox News … the deplorable Republican base. Then we wondered who would save us from our... [Read More]
In a political year marked by unprecedented partisan rancor, political infighting, and noxious scandal, there's something comforting in the perfectly predictable spectacle of a Republican... [Read More]
With the water slowly rising in the West Wing, even those of us who've expressed repeated skepticism about the possibility of impeaching President Trump have... [Read More]
Impeachment isn't about the law. It's about politics. Those feeling a little giddy about the astonishing revelations in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of... [Read More]
"The whole Democratic Party is now a smoking pile of rubble." Matthew Yglesias wrote a column for Vox with that memorable headline last November,... [Read More]
With raw civic sewage flowing freely from the Trump White House each and every day, it's no wonder that journalists and pundits from across the... [Read More]
Knowledge is a tricky thing. Acquiring and deploying it to change the world through technological innovations can inspire great confidence and self-certainty in the... [Read More]
If even a portion of the allegations made against Harvey Weinstein are true, the man is a thoroughgoing predatory sleazebag. The same can be said... [Read More]