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Articles by Theodore R. Johnson (page 2)

August 10, 2022 5:30 am

Tilting Our Politics Back Toward Democracy

What the old trope about the United States being “a republic, not a democracy” misses about the American system.
Theodore R. Johnson
July 25, 2022 5:30 am

Is the American Myth Unraveling?

Our creedal dedication to equality and democracy may be petering out. Or maybe it just needs more vigorous defending.
Theodore R. Johnson
July 21, 2022 5:23 am

What Bennie Thompson and Liz Cheney Have in Common

Both have bucked their party. But the parties responded very differently.
Theodore R. Johnson
June 28, 2022 5:30 am

From Mayor to President in 2024?

The next Democratic presidential nominee might emerge from the ranks of the nation’s local leaders.
Theodore R. Johnson
June 21, 2022 4:55 am

A Nation of Promise

Tracing a man through history, from enslaved child to American citizen to great-great-grandfather.
Theodore R. Johnson
June 16, 2022 5:27 am

The Real Story of the Politics of Juneteenth

Politicians took the easy way out for a day that’s about America doing the hard things.
Theodore R. Johnson
May 29, 2022 2:16 pm

Memorial Day—for All Americans

We may disagree with one another about our vision for our country, but so did the soldiers, sailors, airmen, and…
Theodore R. Johnson
May 26, 2022 5:30 am

The Tangle of Trumpian Conspiracy Theories

How the “Big Lie” about the 2020 election, the “Great Replacement” theory, and other fringe ideas are entwined.
Theodore R. Johnson
May 17, 2022 5:30 am

What Do Black Americans Think About Roe v. Wade—and Why

The data and the dread.
Theodore R. Johnson
May 6, 2022 5:30 am

Where Have All the Leaders Gone?

Cynical opportunism has moved from the edges of our politics to its very center. We urgently need to stop rewarding…
Theodore R. Johnson