Don’t blame the 2016 election on the mainstream media, writes Rich Barlow. Blame the real culprits behind civic ignorance: the voters themselves.
Today’s DNC leadership needs to deal with this scandal quickly, transparently and sincerely, writes Miles Howard.
What’s happening to Clinton’s new campaign book is exactly what happened to her campaign, writes Steve Almond.
We have to learn from the disconnect between our beliefs and the wildly diverse realities of life for the people of this country, writes Julie Wittes Schlack.
Invented in part to coddle slave-holding southern states, it’s past time to abolish the 18th century artifact we call the Electoral College.
We can’t expect environmental leadership, writes Nathaniel Stinnett, when so few voters demand it.
And so begins the “normalization” of what many thought could never be normal, writes Tom Keane.
The president-elect has chosen for top posts in his cabinet an unlikely band of candidates. Our poet of the political scene, Erika Fine, offers this handy, rhyming digest of the...
Reports of the death of identity politics have been greatly exaggerated, writes Susan E. Reed.
Alexander Keyssar makes the case that there is still time for Trump to back out of a job he never really wanted in the first place, and to become a...
When you have captured a bottle of smoke and your horse comes into the winner’s circle, there is no greater joy. On the contrary, the smashed hopes of political misfortune...
We must put our ears to the ground, writes Julie Lindahl, and listen for the quiet whisperings of the dead.
Failing to get to the bottom of the rigged election rumors make it too easy to dismiss 2016 as a fluke, writes Tim Snyder.
We need to stand firm, her Dad would say. Judy Bolton-Fasman attempts to translate what that means today.
My plan of action for now is to turn away from the screaming media and focus on my own cutting boards, writes Susan Senator. Because more than anything, right now,...
As I watched the returns election night, writes Walter Wuthmann, I thought of my coworkers... and what a Trump presidency might mean for them.
Today, as our country struggles with its new president and with itself, we might be wise to ask, what are we thankful for, as a nation?
Jarrod is not afraid that Trump will install a kleptocratic oligarchy. writes Sebastian Stockman. He just assumes the president-elect will join the one that already exists.
The failure of most pollsters to accurately predict the election outcome demonstrates a failure to embrace complexity, writes Julie Wittes Schlack, and that’s risky not just for professional researchers, but...
The civil religion of the 1960s was spoken largely in terms of Christianity, and more specifically Protestantism, writes Mark Edington. That is no longer a workable solution for a pluralistic...