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March 1, 2017
The Only Thing More Dangerous Than Trump’s Appeal to Common Sense Is His Dismissal of It
The president’s taste for fact-free fantasy is based not in traditional American populism but in authoritarianism.
February 14, 2017
Progressives Need to Get Over Themselves and Support This GOP-Backed Carbon-Tax Plan
Purist objections scuttled Washington State’s market-friendly carbon tax plan in November. Let’s not let that happen at the national level.
February 13, 2017
This Is How the Republican Party Plans to Destroy the Federal Government
The Overthrow Project existed before Trump, but it may not survive his presidency.
Herbert J. Gans
February 8, 2017
Steve Bannon Wants To Start World War III
His 2009 film,
, shows a hellishly bleak vision of our past, present, and future, driven by a magical belief in historical determinism.
Micah L. Sifry
February 1, 2017
Russians Don’t Want to Live in the Middle Ages
By reducing the penalty for domestic violence, the Duma yet again failed to heed the voices of citizens and experts.
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January 24, 2017
This Is How the New Cold War Turns Hot
American journalists keep saying Alexander Dugin is Putin’s ideological adviser. One problem: He's not.
January 19, 2017
The Electoral College Is Even More Biased Than You Think. But Democrats Can Beat It.
Focus on the voters who actually swing presidential elections.
January 13, 2017
All the Human Be-In Was Saying 50 Years Ago, Was Give Peace a Chance
Then, as now, many in the political classes looked down on supposedly impractical efforts to change consciousness.
January 5, 2017
Istanbul’s Bloody New Year’s Attack Struck at Its Cosmopolitan Heart
The city has seen its best features turned against itself: diversity and accessibility.
Anna Lekas Miller
December 19, 2016
Why Are We Still Reliving the Nightmarish Death of Emmett Till?
When I went to Mississippi to cover the trial, I had no idea that the story would become so relevant again more than 60 years later.