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Tag: Elections

Their long embrace of “responsible conservatives” has always been dangerous.

David Walsh

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Democrats increasingly rely on affluent suburbanites. Does that spell the end of a bold economic agenda?

Jacob S. Hacker, Paul Pierson

Why did the blue city agree to host the Republican National Convention—and to suspend a hard-won police reform for its duration?

Rachel Ida Buff

Robin D. G. Kelley on the midterm elections.

Deborah Chasman, Robin D. G. Kelley

They may seem the cornerstone of democracy, but in reality they do little to promote it. There's a far better way to empower ordinary citizens: democracy by lottery.

Nicholas Coccoma

The recent electoral success of a party with Nazi origins must be understood as part of the long history of white Swedes’ desire for racial homogeneity.

Tobias Hübinette

David Hogg and Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz discuss replacement theory, the gunman’s manifesto, and how we organize against violent white supremacy.

David Hogg, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

Center-left parties should learn that small-bore solutions are a waste of time.

Martin O’Neill

Support for pro-Trump Republicans remains driven by relatively well-off whites in fast-growing, rapidly diversifying suburbs—not by economic despair in rural America.

Jacob Whiton

If Trump was the end of the “party of ideas,” the rise of Reagan was its start.

Lawrence B. Glickman

Joe Biden positioned himself as the “return to normalcy” candidate. But normalcy is not something we can afford—we must actively resist it.

David Walsh

Unless we bolster its foundations, our enfeebled democracy won’t be able to solve any of the daunting problems Biden has singled out as priorities.

Archon Fung
We should condemn the president-elect’s record on race, but that does not foreclose hope for his administration.
Christopher Lebron

Basic norms exist for political parties; Republicans don’t meet them.

Jan-Werner Müller

Part two of a conversation on voter turnout, vote counting, and what we can expect now. 

Joshua Cohen, Reed Hundt
The only antidote to despair over national politics will be to generate and expand new solutions at local, state, and regional levels.
Michael Gecan

Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation is a sham, but it is one the Constitution allows. There’s only one way out of this crisis: we must amend.

Julie C. Suk

Trump is only the latest to exploit it. A new path forward must address the structures that sustain it.

Jonathan M. Metzl

The party’s fifty-year strategy has reached an electoral dead end.

Yochai Benkler
Donald Trump's winning strategy.
Joshua Cohen, Reed Hundt
Some gender equality initiatives help to reinforce exclusion rather than dismantle it.
Milli Lake, Marie E. Berry

Without pressure from social movements, they won’t produce meaningful and deeply needed reform.

Justin H. Vassallo

In the absence of rigorous journalism about accusations of sexual wrongdoing, these strategies are essential.

Joseph J. Fischel, Kevin Henderson

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