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.
Don’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.
The Strongman GapThe good news: Trump is curing Americans of their desire for a strongman leader. The bad news: It’s becoming a partisan issue.
Why Are Democracies Bending Over Backward to Placate Dictatorships?A disturbing case in Germany highlights an alarming trend.
Donald Trump Just Asked Congress to End the Rule of LawThis should be the biggest headline of the speech.
Take the Win, DemocratsThe left has gotten so used to being sold out and betrayed that it can’t tell when it’s winning.
The Banality of GoodDoug Jones’ victory shows that the old rules of politics still apply in the age of Trump.
The End of German StabilityThe collapse of coalition talks bodes badly for Angela Merkel, and for democratic governments everywhere.
Not Everything Is TerrorismWhile calling out the right’s double standards on mass violence, the left has developed its own form of intellectual dishonesty.
We 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.
The End of the German ExceptionAn unprecedented breakthrough for the far right marks a new era in the country's politics.
No, Really, DO NOT CONGRATULATE!Western media and leaders—Not Just Trump—are helping Putin legitimize his sham election victory.
Why 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.
Germany’s Trumpian MomentEveryone can see the country’s political institutions breaking down, but nobody is doing anything to stop it.
Did McCabe Jump or Was He Pushed?Trump’s actions have given us no reason to give his administration the benefit of the doubt.
Normalizing the AbnormalWe haven’t stopped finding Trump bizarre, we’ve just gotten used to him. That may be worse.
What We Talk About When We Talk About Donald TrumpI’ve never been more worried about how Americans would respond to a murderous authoritarian government.
Monopoly PowerWhy the Justice Department’s demand that Time Warner sell CNN is a troubling subversion of democracy.
Don’t Wait for Trump to Fire MuellerThe time to start fighting back is now, not after the president crosses another red line.
Trump 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.
History Returns in CataloniaThe weekend’s scenes in Barcelona send a troubling message about the future of liberal democracy.
You 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.