The Good Fight
The Good Fight

Hungary’s Election Was a Milestone in the Decline of Democracy

Viktor Orbán disproves everything we thought we knew about the resilience of democratic institutions.

April 2 2018 12:49 PMDon’t Brush Off Trump’s Attacks on BezosLiberals and Wall Street are far too relaxed about the implications of the president’s anti-Amazon ranting.
March 13 2018 1:36 PMThe Strongman GapThe good news: Trump is curing Americans of their desire for a strongman leader. The bad news: It’s becoming a partisan issue.
March 5 2018 1:54 PMThe Clowns Are in ChargeWhy Italy’s election result should alarm all of us.
Feb. 20 2018 11:28 AMWhy Are Democracies Bending Over Backward to Placate Dictatorships?A disturbing case in Germany highlights an alarming trend.
Jan. 30 2018 11:23 PMDonald Trump Just Asked Congress to End the Rule of LawThis should be the biggest headline of the speech.
Jan. 23 2018 10:47 AMTake the Win, DemocratsThe left has gotten so used to being sold out and betrayed that it can’t tell when it’s winning.
Jan. 8 2018 12:31 PMThe Insanity OffenseWhy calling Trump mentally ill doesn’t solve anything.
Dec. 13 2017 4:55 PMThe Banality of GoodDoug Jones’ victory shows that the old rules of politics still apply in the age of Trump.
Nov. 20 2017 11:39 AMThe End of German StabilityThe collapse of coalition talks bodes badly for Angela Merkel, and for democratic governments everywhere.
Nov. 6 2017 2:15 PMNot Everything Is TerrorismWhile calling out the right’s double standards on mass violence, the left has developed its own form of intellectual dishonesty.
Oct. 24 2017 3:56 PMWe Still Need the Hopey-Changey StuffA new speech by Barack Obama should remind the left that only optimism can get us through the Trump years.
Oct. 11 2017 11:11 AMThe Czech TrumpPopulists may soon rule Central Europe from the Baltic Sea to the Aegean.
Sept. 24 2017 7:08 PMThe End of the German ExceptionAn unprecedented breakthrough for the far right marks a new era in the country's politics. 
Sept. 6 2017 2:52 PMKeeping the OathA new initiative seeks to remind government officials who they really serve.
July 31 2017 9:44 AMAuthoritarian by InstinctTrump is subverting democracy and the rule of law, one bumbling misstep at a time.
March 22 2018 2:39 PMNo, Really, DO NOT CONGRATULATE!Western media and leaders—Not Just Trump—are helping Putin legitimize his sham election victory.
March 8 2018 5:50 AMWhy Isn’t Trump President for Life Yet?He is following the same playbook as other authoritarian populists around the world. He’s just bad at it—so far.
Feb. 26 2018 2:42 PMThe Bunga Bunga Is BackWhat Berlusconi’s latest comeback tells us about the future of Trumpismo.
Feb. 12 2018 11:32 AMGermany’s Trumpian MomentEveryone can see the country’s political institutions breaking down, but nobody is doing anything to stop it.
Jan. 30 2018 10:25 AMDid McCabe Jump or Was He Pushed?Trump’s actions have given us no reason to give his administration the benefit of the doubt.
Jan. 17 2018 6:00 AMNormalizing the AbnormalWe haven’t stopped finding Trump bizarre, we’ve just gotten used to him. That may be worse.
Jan. 2 2018 11:59 AM2018: The Year We Fight BackWhy this new year calls for cautious optimism.
Dec. 4 2017 1:56 PMWhat We Talk About When We Talk About Donald TrumpI’ve never been more worried about how Americans would respond to a murderous authoritarian government.
Nov. 9 2017 11:55 AMMonopoly PowerWhy the Justice Department’s demand that Time Warner sell CNN is a troubling subversion of democracy.
Oct. 29 2017 10:22 PMDon’t Wait for Trump to Fire MuellerThe time to start fighting back is now, not after the president crosses another red line.
Oct. 17 2017 10:10 AMTrump Is Not the Failure He Appears to BeA lot of people laughed when the president claimed to be “ahead of schedule,” but he’s not wrong.
Oct. 2 2017 12:15 PMHistory Returns in CataloniaThe weekend’s scenes in Barcelona send a troubling message about the future of liberal democracy.
Sept. 13 2017 11:03 AMYou Snooze, She WinsWith Angela Merkel’s re-election almost certain, Germany’s election has been startlingly dull. But more is going on than meets the eye.
Aug. 17 2017 3:44 PMTrump and the Alt-Right Are Not the Real AmericaTake it from a new American.
July 24 2017 12:38 PMA Constitutional Crisis Is InevitableAt this point, why would we expect anything else?