The Constitution

Assange’s Case Shows Why Reforming the Espionage Act Is Imperative for Press Freedom

Assange’s Case Shows Why Reforming the Espionage Act Is Imperative for Press Freedom Assange’s Case Shows Why Reforming the Espionage Act Is Imperative for Press Freedom

Representative Rashida Tlaib has proposed an amendment to do so.

Jul 11, 2024 / Chip Gibbons

President Joe Biden stumbles while walking on stage

The Democrats Are Slow-Walking Into Fascism The Democrats Are Slow-Walking Into Fascism

Is doubling down on a candidate who is almost certainly going to lose really the best the left can do?

Jul 11, 2024 / Van Gosse

It’s Impossible to Overstate the Damage Done by the Supreme Court in This Term It’s Impossible to Overstate the Damage Done by the Supreme Court in This Term

The effects of the high court’s rulings will be enduring and almost impossible to overturn without a serious reckoning by Democratic lawmakers.

Jul 8, 2024 / Elie Mystal

Donald Trump participates in the CNN Presidential Debate at the CNN Studios on June 27, 2024, in Atlanta, Georgia.

Why Aren’t We Talking About Trump’s Fascism? Why Aren’t We Talking About Trump’s Fascism?

Joe Biden has created a distraction from the existential question that should define this election.

Jul 5, 2024 / Jeet Heer

Frederick Douglass

“What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?” by Frederick Douglass “What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?” by Frederick Douglass

This is the perfect time to read the entirety of Frederick Douglass’s famous speech, and not merely because of the date on the calendar.

Jul 4, 2024 / Dave Zirin

Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts attends the State of the Union address on February 7, 2023

We Rejected Monarchy in 1776. The Supreme Court Just Brought It Back. We Rejected Monarchy in 1776. The Supreme Court Just Brought It Back.

King George III was tossed aside 248 years ago. Now the court seeks to impose King Donald I.

Jul 4, 2024 / John Nichols

A television at the White House shows Al Gore giving his concession speech

The US Has Dealt With Contested Elections Before The US Has Dealt With Contested Elections Before

How different is this election from earlier tumultuous ones in American history?

Jul 4, 2024 / Julian E. Zelizer and Karen J. Greenberg

The Roberts Supreme Court’s Decision on Netchoice Was Righteous

The Roberts Supreme Court’s Decision on Netchoice Was Righteous The Roberts Supreme Court’s Decision on Netchoice Was Righteous

No, that is not a typo. Amid the deluge this week, Big Tech didn't get what it wanted. And the court left open the possibility that we might get social media regulation right.

Jul 2, 2024 / Zephyr Teachout

A certificate for a volunteer serving in the Union army.

Can the Constitution Save Us? Can the Constitution Save Us?

The Constitution is often invoked as a safeguard for American democracy, but does it more often get in democracy’s way?

Jul 2, 2024 / Books & the Arts / Jedediah Britton-Purdy

Dear Ron Klain: We Need To Talk About Joe

Dear Ron Klain: We Need To Talk About Joe Dear Ron Klain: We Need To Talk About Joe

To preserve President Biden’s legacy, the party has to find another candidate

Jul 1, 2024 / Jeet Heer

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