The Democrats’ Pop-Up Foreign Policy Problem
Conservatives have created a permanent infrastructure of think tanks to generate foreign policy positions regardless of who’s in the White House. Liberals need to do the same.
The Big Lobotomy
How Republicans Made Congress Stupid
Dropouts Tell No Tales
An African American journalist returns to his college alma mater to find out why so many students like him never make it out.
The Strange Political Silence On Elder Care
Millions of middle-aged women struggle to care for ailing older relatives, and the crisis is only getting worse. So why is no one talking about it?
The First Amendment vs. Democracy
Democrats finally have an answer to Citizens United. Will it survive the Supreme Court?
Marco Rubio’s Time Machine and Why It’s Wrong for America
The Florida senator wants to move America forward—by one hour. It’s a failed idea and, scientists say, an unhealthy one.
Put Russia on the State-Sponsored Terrorism List
If Putin moves against Ukraine, putting the great empire on a par with Cuba and Syria will be a huge blow to the nation’s sense of self. It’s a punishment that might work.
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To Take Back the Map, Democrats Need a Plan to Revive Heartland Cities
The clustering of growth in a few coastal metro areas is partly to blame for the rise of GOP minority rule.
The Coming Era of “Civic News”
Empowering every American with a refundable tax credit for a subscription, membership, or donation to a local media outlet will revitalize the free press.
Who Does Maryland’s Governor Really Work For?
Larry Hogan has more in common with Donald Trump than his reputation suggests.
How a thirty-year-old policy of deregulation is slowly killing America’s airline system—and taking down Cincinnati, Memphis, and St. Louis with it.