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Abolishing the “Ballot Line” Will Reshape Progressive Politics

Abolishing the “Ballot Line” Will Reshape Progressive Politics Abolishing the “Ballot Line” Will Reshape Progressive Politics

With the eradication of the unconstitutional ballot design, New Jersey ushers in a new era of electoral politics.

Apr 4, 2024 / no-paywall / Arvin Alaigh

South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem votes in Saigon, Aug. 30, 1959. At the time, Diem’s government enjoyed American political and military assistance, but by late 1963, he would be overthrown and assassinated, having lost U.S. support.

Will the US Move Toward “Demonstration Elections”? Will the US Move Toward “Demonstration Elections”?

If fascism—or even just an authoritarian regime—does happen here in November, it may look surprisingly familiar.

Apr 3, 2024 / Van Gosse

RFK Jr. at a podium holding a microphone.

RFK Jr. Called Nader a Spoiler in 2000. Now That’s His Role. RFK Jr. Called Nader a Spoiler in 2000. Now That’s His Role.

He also claims Biden is a worse threat to democracy than Trump. As always, it’s all about Bobby.

Apr 2, 2024 / Joan Walsh

The TikTok social media platform's logo is reflected in the eye of a 13-year-old boy as he looks at a computer screen in Bath, England.

“In Techno Parentis”: Who Should Regulate the Online Lives of Teenagers? “In Techno Parentis”: Who Should Regulate the Online Lives of Teenagers?

With TikTok, Instagram, and other platforms using algorithms to send teen viewers addictive, dangerous content—and reaping immense profits—self-regulation has clearly failed.

Apr 2, 2024 / Zephyr Teachout

Former US president Donald Trump attends the wake of slain NYPD Officer Jonathan Diller on March 28, 2024, in Massapequa, N.Y.

Do We Face the Gravest Threat to Our Democracy Since the Cold War? Do We Face the Gravest Threat to Our Democracy Since the Cold War?

Our liberties have been trampled more by the unity of elites than by the divisions of people.

Apr 1, 2024 / Robert L. Borosage

Uncommitted Campaign poster

How to Vote for a Cease-Fire How to Vote for a Cease-Fire

A guide to voting “Uncommitted.”

Mar 29, 2024 / Joshua A. Cohen

Joe Lieberman in 2010.

Joe Lieberman and the Venality of Elite Bipartisanship Joe Lieberman and the Venality of Elite Bipartisanship

The late senator embodied a consensus of militarism and plutocracy.

Mar 28, 2024 / Jeet Heer

TikTok supporters

Loath as I Am to Agree With Marjorie Taylor Greene… Loath as I Am to Agree With Marjorie Taylor Greene…

How the effort to bank TikTok is a fascinating case study in transpartisan politics.

Mar 28, 2024 / Katrina vanden Heuvel

Helsinki Summit: Handshake between Putin and Trump

A Second Trump Term Will Bring the US Closer to Autocracy A Second Trump Term Will Bring the US Closer to Autocracy

Oppression feels closer than ever in America today.

Mar 27, 2024 / Andrea Mazzarino

President Joe Biden speaks during a visit to Fridley, Minn., as part of his administration’s “Investing in America” tour on April 3, 2023.

Bidenomics and Its Discontents Bidenomics and Its Discontents

The White House believes American workers have seldom had it so good. And lots of prestigious economists agree. But the voters aren’t buying. Maybe they know something?

Mar 27, 2024 / James K. Galbraith

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