The Failure of the Center-Right
Europe’s conservatives are failing to prevent the spread of right-wing authoritarianism.
The Right Kind of PartisanJohn McCain respected those he profoundly disagreed with. His adversaries should do the same.
Trevor Noah Doesn’t Get to Decide Who’s FrenchThe Daily Show host says his critics in Europe missed the context of his World Cup commentary. But he’s making the same mistake.
Turkey’s WarningWhy Erdogan’s consolidation of power should be cause for concern in every liberal democracy.
A New ChoiceMaine’s experiment in ranked-choice voting is a rare cause for optimism about our democracy.
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.
Light in the Darkest TimelineCould this week’s Manafort and Cohen developments finally do real damage to the Trump presidency? We’d better hope so.
Liberals Don’t Have to Defend Sarah Jeong’s TweetsThe impulse to bash “old white men” is satisfying, but it’s also wrong and counterproductive.
An “Extraordinarily” Trumpian Day in HelsinkiScenes like the Helsinki summit still seem strange to us. But we’re getting numb to them.
So Much For the InstitutionsKennedy’s retirement proves we can’t count on elites to constrain Trump’s worst excesses
Trump Finally Went Too FarThe reaction to family separations proved the public outrage still matters—and that attitudes on immigration are more complicated than we often think.
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.