The eulogies began when Musk took over. What are we mourning?
Social media platforms are damaging democracy, and it’s not primarily about what speech they do or don’t moderate.
As the Soviet Union crumbled, the West sent French fries.
The party in Trump’s thrall is going after the very notion of fair elections. Yet Congress has failed to act.
Rescuing patriotism from nationalism
Constitutional patriotism, Steven Smith argues, is both ethical and necessary.
His ongoing exploration of political instability feels excruciatingly relevant.
We can’t let the filibuster keep us from doing something about it.
Democracy is about membership in a local community. It can’t flourish without local journalism.
How the dream of a Judeo-Christian America shaped the culture wars
Healan Gaston excavates a label that has both divided and united us.
To believe that moral values and virtuous leadership are self-enforcing is to fool ourselves.
Democracy is fragile. But the things that make it fragile are the same things that give it power.
No matter which party controls the Senate
The performances of his band, DDT, are like teach-ins.
How Heather Cox Richardson looks to the past for hope
The “Letters from an American” author provides historical context for today’s threats to democracy.
Democracy, equality, and opportunity are at risk.