A Political and Literary Forum
Democracy requires that all citizens—rich and poor alike—have influence over the policies their government adopts.
An interview with Fischer about his new BR column.
Claude S. Fischer, David V. Johnson
Black movements have historically been at the forefront of progressive change. But with black civil society in retreat, how
can we rebuild black politics?
Michael C. Dawson
Life and Death in a New Orleans Squat
An Interview with Anne Makepeace.
Anne Makepeace, Jana Pickart
As the United States has grown more diverse, it has moved from being “two societies, one black, one white,” in the words of the famous Kerner Commission, to two societies, white and nonwhite.
Ryan D. Enos
Rick Perry does not simply keep his ear to the ground. He claims he is “conservative to the core,” and we can readily believe him.
Ineffective trial lawyers, inconclusive evidence, inconsistent testimony, and impenetrable procedural thickets are not unique to capital cases.
Pamela S. Karlan
Since the American revolution, “owning” the Tea Party has been a political act.
Alfred F. Young
Video by Jeanne Mansfield
My boyfriend Frank and I are heading toward Liberty Square to check
On using privilege to challenge the state.
Once eight countries have nuclear weapons, people everywhere on earth potentially ‘have’ them.
Vital reading on politics, literature, and more in your inbox
David Theo Goldberg
Justin H. Vassallo
Sierra Pettengill, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
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