Politics

The Republicans Have Become the Party of Organized Violence

Right now, the GOP views threats of violence as offering a political advantage with no real downside. Normalization of this behavior by President Biden or the media will only make it worse.

Jeet Heer

Europe’s War on Woke

Why elites across the Atlantic are freaking out about the concept of structural racism.

James McAuley

Paperwork Keeps People Poor

It would be a huge mistake for Democrats to embrace harsh work requirements once again.

Bryce Covert

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Health Care Reform’s History of Utter Failure

Health Care Reform’s History of Utter Failure

Cohn shows how repeated failures by Democrats and Republicans to get a decent policy through our 18th-century constitutional structure led to the strategy that produced the Affordable Care Act.

Ryan Cooper
John Rawls and Liberalism’s Selective Conscience

John Rawls and Liberalism’s Selective Conscience

With its doctrine of fairness, A Theory of Justice transformed political philosophy. But what did it leave out? 

Olúfémi O. Táíwò
Women Are Changing the Look of Leadership

Women Are Changing the Look of Leadership

Our visual understanding of power has always been male-coded.

Alexis Grenell

State Politics

Progressives

Rep. Jamaal Bowman

Purge at DSA: Why Are Activists Trying to Expel Representative Bowman?

Jamaal Bowman’s victory over Eliot Engel, former chair of the House Foreign Relations committee, was celebrated by the left. Now, some in the socialist organization are calling for the New York Democrat’s ouster. What gives?

Ross Barkan
Texas Capitol

The Withering Away of the States Can’t Happen Soon Enough

It’s time for a new federalism that brings suburbs and central cities together to promote equity, growth, and sustainability.

Nathan Newman
Joe Biden speaks at a podium that reads

Biden’s Progressive Vision Just Isn’t Enough

Progressivism once looked to the future; today, it’s stuck in the past.

Andrew J. Bacevich

The Right

The Presidency

This Thanksgiving, I’m Grateful for a President Who Believes in Science

This Thanksgiving, I’m Grateful for a President Who Believes in Science

I spend a lot of time criticizing the Biden-Harris administration, but here are a few words of thanks.

Elie Mystal

Let’s Stop Handing the Pentagon Blank Checks

The system is working—if you happen to be an arms contractor

Mandy Smithberger and William D. Hartung

The Mess Democrats Are In

If they fail to get their act together, they will suffer a defeat in the midterms that increases the likelihood of Donald Trump’s return to the White House.

John Nichols and The Nation

Politicians

’Tis the Season for DeJoy’s Removal

’Tis the Season for DeJoy’s Removal

Firing Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is essential to ending the crisis at the USPS. But the agency needs more than a “return to quiet competence.”

John Nichols
Harvard Yale Divest Protest

Harvard and Yale Should Do More Than Just Divest

Two years ago, climate activists stormed the field during a Harvard-Yale football game to protest fossil fuel investments. What has changed since then?

Ilana Cohen and Josie Steuer Ingall
Hurricane Ida Bears Down On Louisiana As A Major Storm

Before the Storm: How Do You Know When to Go?

Even on the eve of a Category 4 hurricane, choosing to leave is never easy.

Mary Annaïse Heglar

Coronavirus and Politics

Covid Year 2: About Suffering the Old Masters Were Never Wrong

Covid Year 2: About Suffering the Old Masters Were Never Wrong

Deciding this is the new normal is a choice—about whose lives really matter, and how many deaths we can tolerate.

Gregg Gonsalves

Medical Translation Without Trust

Finding a translator in medical settings was difficult enough before the pandemic, but now the solutions come with additional problems.

Zoya Qureshi

Closing Rikers Is Long Overdue

Mass decarceration is exactly what’s needed to ensure that people aren’t simply being shuttled from one inhumane situation to another.

Victoria Law and The Nation