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Politics

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
August 10, 2022 5:30 am

How a Flaw in the Nominations Process Risks National Security

Introduced to expedite Senate confirmations for uncontroversial positions, the “privileged nomination” process instead prolongs vacancies.
Shay Khatiri
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
July 3, 2022 5:56 am

A (Somewhat) Hopeful Thought for the Fourth

Liz Cheney and the duties of a Republican.
William Kristol
June 24, 2022 10:02 am

Jan. 6th Hearings: A Lesson in Political Courage

Republicans everywhere should learn from those who paid a real price for standing up for the truth and the rule…
Christine Todd Whitman
June 2, 2022 5:29 am

The New MAGA Establishment

Trumpism will outlast Trump. Possibly for a very long time.
William Kristol
May 16, 2022 5:30 am

New Laws Target Election Workers

Combining with extralegal harassment to put elections at risk.
Benjamin L. Ginsberg
May 11, 2022 5:30 am

Will the Utah Senate Race Break the Partisan Doom Loop?

Evan McMullin and Utah Democrats are reviving an old American tradition.
Beau Tremitiere
May 10, 2022 5:30 am

Chuck Schumer Is on the Cusp of Butt-Fumbling the Biden Agenda

He’s been waiting for Joe Manchin to write a bill for him—and reconciliation turns into a pumpkin in a few…
Tim Miller