The senator is reviving Henry Wallace’s vision for global democracy—but he hasn’t yet addressed its key flaws.
The conflict over Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination centered not on tribalism, but on a lack of justice.
Women are now powerful enough to disrupt the male-dominated consensus that in previous eras silenced them. But they are not yet powerful enough to get justice.
Testifying before the Senate, she showed what American politics might look like if Americans truly saw the people our society usually silences and grinds underfoot.
Republicans worry that liberals are rewriting America’s moral code.
The cases of Al Franken and Brett Kavanaugh show that misconduct is a bipartisan problem—but the liberal and conservative responses are very different.
The bipartisan consensus is broken. And Democrats do their voters and their country a disservice by wedding themselves to GOP hawks.
The Constitution demands that the legislature serve as a check on the executive. In its absence, unelected bureaucrats are taking it on themselves to act.
Her triumph in a chunk of Massachusetts once represented by Tip O’Neill shows that the former House speaker’s maxim no longer applies.
Despite the many graver human-rights problems plaguing Africa, Trump has somehow seized upon one affecting white people.
What the president’s supporters fear most isn’t the corruption of American law, but the corruption of America’s traditional identity.
It’s not just the president’s longtime lawyer who’s stuck cleaning up his messes anymore.
Russian electoral interference has renewed the temptation for American leaders to do the same.
It’s not clear he even understands the distinction between self and country upon which the idea of patriotism rests.
Some commentators are bending over backwards to make excuses for the president.
Trump isn’t the first Republican to ask that question.
America needs less.
Democrats don’t think America lives up to liberal democratic ideals. Republicans don’t think Americans need to.
The Democratic Party’s shift to the left will leave centrist politicians hard-pressed to defend their records.
While it may benefit Democrats politically to take a harder line on immigration, that doesn’t mean it’s better policy—and political commentators should stop saying otherwise.