The midterms were a welcome reprieve for democracy. But the story of Bill Gates, an Arizona election official, suggests that we might not be so lucky in next year’s presidential election.
It’s been a year since Russia invaded Ukraine, and the war continues. How should we be thinking about what comes next?
Yes, America is a wounded giant—but it always has been, and the case for optimism is surprisingly strong.
Anne Applebaum on the global cohort of antidemocratic influencers that encouraged the insurrection in Brazil
The collapse of the opposition’s flawed interim government, which the U.S. had backed, provides an opportunity for a new approach.
Jair Bolsonaro’s supporters showed that antidemocratic revolutions can be contagious too.
The desire to fix the political process doesn’t necessarily convey the ability to make change happen.
One hundred forty-seven Republicans voted to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. Almost all of them are still in office.
It’s wrong, it seems illegal, and it’s probably not going to work. For now.
Even if it’s not explicitly about him at all.
The American crisis isn’t over, but the midterms were a good sign.
Saving democracy shouldn’t be the Democrats’ main pitch to voters.
The president defends American institutions, but it might be too late.
The way the Nazis used “the politics of legality” to gain absolute power after a failed coup is an ominous lesson about the fragility of a republic.
After Roe, the anti-abortion movement faces a new opponent: popular opinion.
Election deniers are a threat to democracy. The midterms could be the last chance to stop them.
Is this the end of the Voting Rights Act?
Joe Biden’s duty made it necessary.
We’re hesitant to use the word, and for good reason.
Coaxing despots into a cushy exile is sometimes the best option.