A New Choice
Maine’s experiment in ranked-choice voting is a rare cause for optimism about our democracy.
Even Canada Is Not Immune to the Rise of PopulismHow Doug Ford, brother of Rob Ford, quickly surged to drag the once-liberal bastion to the right.
The Conversations We Need to HaveA new forum for cross-partisan dialogue sparks a tiny bit of hope for the Trump era.
Before Making Peace With North Korea, Let’s Not Forget the North KoreansThe moral dilemma of sitting down with a leader like Kim Jong-un.
Still the OneNo matter how blatantly Trump lies, voters (and Shania Twain) will see him as authentic. Here’s why.
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.
Destroying Democracy to Save ItThe president of Italy’s move to block the populists will only make them stronger.
The Red and the BrownItaly’s emerging political order shows how easily the far-left and far-right can join forces.
Hungary’s Election Was a Milestone in the Decline of DemocracyViktor Orbán disproves everything we thought we knew about the resilience of democratic institutions.
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.