The history of American politics as a tug-of-war between our individualist and collectivist identities.
Louis Fisher reminds us that historically it has been Congress—dysfunction and all—that has most advanced our rights.
Despite the many similarities, this year isn’t 1968. Because Hillary understands what Johnson never did: that he had to be (mostly) at one with his party’s base.
A secret note from a future Supreme Court justice did not give rise to today’s conservative infrastructure. Something more insidious did.
The answer can be found in the conservative movement’s turn against mass incarceration.
Four companies decide what meat you eat, two choose what milk you buy, and soon only one will determine what beer you drink. Are we all fine with that?
Zachary Roth’s new book is a scathing indictment of Republican efforts to undermine democracy.
How Afghan “veteran” Sebastian Junger promotes PTSD denial and dismissal.
Sidney Blumenthal’s elegant chronicle of Abraham Lincoln’s political apprenticeship
Thomas Frank’s factually un-rigorous assault on the Clinton and Obama administrations.