The basic rules of American democracy provide a veto over national policy to a minority of the states.
The movement no longer depends on Trump himself.
Biden’s agenda is stuck. His party hasn’t figured out how to replace it.
As abortion rights are rolled back in certain states, the gap between the country’s two dominant political coalitions will widen.
Criminal-justice reform takes time, but voters might be running out of patience.
Another thing holding back our transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy
Will life feel even remotely “normal” by the 2022 midterms?
Alarmingly restrictive laws continue to proliferate across much of the country.
Few presidents have come into a State of the Union address needing a second wind as badly as Joe Biden did last night.
After losing public confidence with the Afghanistan debacle, the president now has the opportunity to reset.
The United States Postal Service could lead by example with its new fleet of delivery trucks. What’s standing in the way?
The 6–3 majority-conservative Supreme Court is dangerously out of step with a demographically and culturally changing America.
The experience of three recent predecessors shows why it’s too early to count him out.
The proliferation of restrictive laws—from school curriculum to the ballot box—continues.
Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema may be the last in their party to support maintaining the procedure.
A nationwide standard of voting rights now seems like a pipe dream.
Sirhan Sirhan will remain in prison, despite some notable objections.
One year after the January 6 insurrection, the United States is less stable than at any time in recent memory.
We are witnessing a reordering of American life not seen in half a century.
Echoing the New Democrats of the Clinton era, some liberal critics are begging Democrats to change course.