Making America Again

A look at the deep fractures within America and what it might take to mend them

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Djeneba Aduayom

The Flawed Genius of the Constitution

The document counted my great-great-grandfather as three-fifths of a free person. But the Framers don’t own the version we live by today. We do. The document is our responsibility now.

Illustration by Arsh Raziuddin; photographs by Alex Lau; Earl Gibson III; Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times; Getty; Joe Raedle; Library of Congress; niAID; Zaid Patel

The New Reconstruction

The United States has its best opportunity in 150 years to belatedly fulfill its promise as a multiracial democracy.

Illustration by Mark Harris; images from Interborough Rapid Transit Company; National Weather Service; Wiley & Putnam / Artokoloro / Alamy; British Library / Alamy; Thomas Kelly / Library of Congress

Get Ready for the Great Urban Comeback

Visionary responses to catastrophes have changed city life for the better.

Joshua Rashaad McFadden

The New Southern Strategy

How Black mayors in the South are leveraging both the power of office and the power of the street to achieve overdue changes