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.
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 for all of society.
We need to find calm, steady ways to oppose the new social climate, writes Janna Malamud Smith.
Playhouses have never been exempt from the political currents that swirl outside their walls, writes Jeffrey S. Ravel.
Political movements grow through the press of bodies and the melding of voices in songs and poetry, writes Julie Wittes Schlack.
A devastated Hillary Clinton supporter ponders whether to head home to her Donald Trump-loving kin.
Stop talking about what you don’t want, writes Sandra A. Miller, and focus on what you do.
It seems reports of the impending death of the Affordable Care Act may have been greatly exaggerated. In a wonderful irony, writes Rich Barlow, that good news comes from the mouth of our president-elect.
Naomi Shulman makes the post-election case for speaking out.
This was the America that welcomed me as a teenager, never cared where I was from, and never made me feel like I was an outsider, writes Ismar Volić.
They had every right to champion their beliefs, and their supporters had every right to vote for them. But now where are they today?
We all want to be counted among the popular majority, writes Ruth Allen, because our vote was for U.S. engagement with the world.
His audience is large, writes Alex Green, and they represent a threat to the values of a democracy.
Perhaps supporting him when he’s right will encourage the president-elect to back off those areas where his thinking has gone off the rails, writes Rich Barlow.
The two trademark ideas of Trump’s candidacy remain dicey propositions, writes John Tirman.
If we want President Trump to reckon with the human toll of his rhetoric and his most dangerous proposals, writes Steve Almond, we have to confront him with our humanity.
Liberals may pride themselves on heeding Michelle Obama’s advice to “go high" when the opposition goes low, writes Wendy Kaminer, but that might be partly why they lose.