The threat from authoritarian populists endures.
A lesson for any party that wants to succeed in 2024
The sight of a would-be authoritarian losing at the ballot box is welcome, but it’s too soon to declare a total victory over the demagogues.
Antidemocratic demagogues have an amazing ability to stage comebacks after suffering political death. Here’s why—and how to defeat them.
The electoral victory of Giorgia Meloni is nothing to be complacent about, but Italians are cynical about how long any government will last. Let’s hope they’re right.
A legal battle in Mississippi will test whether states can criminalize those who merely provide information.
To beat the Trump GOP, the party must give voters a proper say in who will be the Democratic presidential nominee in 2024.
Most students are open to real debate. But their colleges are failing them.
The U.S. is more dangerously divided than any other wealthy democracy. Is there a way back from the brink?
The French mainstream has failed to counter the far right’s pessimism about the state of the country. Americans are making the same mistake.
Only liberal values can ensure true freedom.
The democratic recession is so severe that autocrats now openly stage coups, steal elections, and invade other countries.
The time to end pandemic restrictions is now.
No matter the severity of the variant, the appetite for shutdowns or other large-scale social interventions simply isn’t there.
Virginia is sending Democrats a warning: They’ve lost control of the narrative about education.
And why we’re failing to do the same things in America
Following a Twitter outcry, a scientist was stopped from giving a lecture at MIT for reasons that had nothing to do with the lecture itself.
The German chancellor’s departure feels like a historic moment. But little will change once she’s gone.
Biden’s answer to Trump’s approach lasted only as long as its first major test.
If the picture looked almost unremittingly bleak a few years ago, now distinct patches of hope are on the horizon.