Taming the Net
How to preserve the freedom of the internet without letting the internet destroy democracy.
Are Things As Bad As They Look?The Good Fight has been chronicling the rise of populism for nearly two years. So what have we learned? And where are we headed?
Hindus FirstNarendra Modi has amassed huge power by claiming to fight for the “real” India. Is he a danger to the world’s biggest democracy?
The Radical ModerateJake Sullivan, one of the most prominent policy wonks in the Democratic Party, makes the case for more radical and imaginative economic policies.
Putin’s ScapegoatMeet the man who made it his life’s task to improve America’s relations with Russia—and ended up as a prime target of Putin’s ire.
Don’t Give Up Hope on RussiaThe Kremlin tried to kill him—twice. But Vladimir Kara-Murza still believes that democracy will prevail in Russia.
Has the United States Ever Been a Real Democracy?Ezra Klein and Yascha Mounk debate whether American democracy under Trump is really different from the injustices minorities have suffered in the past.
The Elite Charade of Changing the WorldAnand Giridharadas on why many rich people do harm—even when they think they’re doing good.
Three Cheers for the National Security StateBenjamin Wittes argues that liberals are right to defend law enforcement against Donald Trump now—and were wrong to distrust the NSA in the past.
Rescue the RefugeesDavid Miliband makes the case for a courageous and generous refugee policy—that takes concerns about immigration seriously.
The Case for NationalismTo beat back the populists, the left needs to contest the meaning of nationalism.
The ConvertHow one of the country’s leading conservatives became one of the Republican Party’s staunchest critics.
America Is Not Nearly As Divided As You ThinkWhy the real fault lines in America are not primarily about age or race—and what it means for how Democrats can beat Trump in 2020.
The Case for—a Little—IrrationalityTrump’s proud irrationalism is a danger to democracy. But dreams of a wholly rational order are the wrong response.
The Case for OptimismFive years ago, Facebook and Twitter were supposed to be democracy’s savior. Today, many blame social media for its ills.
Should We Compromise on Immigration?The case for—and against—striking a less-than-perfect deal that takes immigration off the table.
Couples TherapyMinorities will win the culture war. But will they be happy with the terms of the peace settlement?
The Corruption of the Evangelical MovementDavid French explains evangelicals could come to embrace Donald Trump.
The Conservative Case for Abolishing the GOPJennifer Rubin explains why the Republicans are now a danger to democracy.
Smash the MonopoliesSabeel Rahman explains why the left should fight against all concentrations of power, from Trump’s White House to Silicon Valley.