Sites like Facebook and Twitter create echo chambers that sharpen partisan differences. Could the right incentives change how we consume information?
Obama speechwriter David Litt pens a moving reflection on the mystery, magic, and mundanity of working in the White House.
Now more than ever, the country needs a resurgent Congress to counterbalance the president.
Two new books show how access to health care is only part of the problem.
A new, post-Clinton repudiation of the politics of personal responsibility, though elegant, may still not convince skeptical voters.
Liberalism needs a broader collective vision to break free of its captivity to the political interests of narrow groups.
How evangelical Christians got to the point where they could embrace a Hugh Hefner–like president.
The founders assumed that America would always be a middle-class nation. That makes it particularly important to check the power of plutocrats today.
A new, definitive biography of Mikhail Gorbachev tells the story of the man most responsible for ending the Cold War.
Beyond de-industrialization and consolidation, GOP politicians have dismantled the public infrastructure of the heartland.