Steven Waldman, a contributing editor, is co-founder and president of Report for America, which places talented emerging journalists into local newsrooms. He is also the author of Sacred Liberty: America’s Long, Bloody and Ongoing Fight for Religious Freedom.
Harris Wofford, the former Pennsylvania senator who helped create–and then save–AmeriCorps, has died at 92.
The Clinton campaign is sitting on a very dramatic proposal without seeming to realize it.
Relax, relax — not for vice president.
President Obama just put Trump In a very-classy-and-beauitful-gold-plated box with his announcement that he now supports an increase in Social Security benefits. If Trump supports the idea he pisses off mainstream Republicans at a time he’s trying to court them. If he opposes it, he annoys his own base of crotchety white seniors. Most of… Read more »
The Republican conflation of Islam and Islamic terrorism is dangerous and it is counterproductive. But I have to say: the alternative Democratic language feels defensive and insufficient for the moment. Asked why she wouldn’t refer to “Islamic terrorists,” Hillary Clinton meandered: “I– I think that you can– you can talk about Islamists who– clearly are… Read more »