An anticipated new collection shows that when the nation buries a current or former president, it reveals much about America at the moment of their passing.
The Importance of Norman Mailer
Sexist, violent, and a brazen self-promoter, the midcentury giant of the American novel is no longer in style, but he still has a lot to teach us.
Why Does Ron DeSantis Want to “Fix” a High-Ranking College?
New College, a small public liberal arts school the Florida governor wants to overhaul, already scores well on the Washington Monthly’s college list—and U.S. News’s, too.
It’s Clarence Thomas’s Court—and Lower Courts Are Saluting Him
Inside the ruling in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals striking down a gun ban for those who have committed domestic violence.
Republicans Took Over the North Carolina Supreme Court. Here’s What Happened.
After a change in justices, the court is ignoring precedent and taking aim at issues like redistricting and voter ID laws.
McCarthy, Biden, and the Washington Snub
The House Speaker is reportedly still angry over a two-year-old incident with the president. It reminds anthropologists studying capital culture that real or perceived slights can drive policy and politics.
“A New Model of Democracy”
Yale scholar Hélène Landemore has helped France with their government-established but citizen-run panels that recommend policies to the country’s legislature. One day, Landemore hopes, these assemblies will enact policy, too. Will her “open democracy” ideas sell in America?
Biden Concedes Nothing in His State of the Union Address
A deft, defiant Democratic president outfoxes the Republicans in front of the nation and smartly stresses antitrust and consumer rights.
Kevin McCarthy Wants This Debt Limit Standoff Resolved. Really.
Contrary to conventional wisdom, the House speaker seems determined to defuse the bomb that can blow up the economy and his party. How should Biden handle it?
Violent Crime and Mass Incarceration Must be Tackled Together
Conservatives and liberals need to hear each other for us to become a low-crime, low-incarceration society. There are policies that can help.