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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.
When Democratic senator Edmund Muskie made a quip about the government being “here to help you,” he surely didn’t know it marked the death of the New Deal.
Lawrence B. Glickman
Donald Trump has the most stable approval rating of any president since Harry Truman. As we gear up for the 2020 election, the challenge we now face is the remarkable stability of his support.
It's time to rewrite the narrative of “Trump Country.” Rural places weren't always red, and many are turning increasingly blue.
Noam Chomsky and Scott Casleton discuss socialism, anarchism, and the fight for progress in U.S. politics today.
Noam Chomsky, Scott Casleton
William J. Barber II on the the successes of civil disobedience, the failures of electoral campaigns, and why the South holds the key to transformation in this country.
Toussaint Losier, William J. Barber II
Under the guise of fighting hate speech, the ADL has a long history of wielding its moral authority to attack Arabs, blacks, and queers.
As Germans learned after World War II, combatting fascist language is harder than just deleting offending terms. Can we find a creative solution that serves today’s needs?
How can democratic societies protect—and protect themselves from—the free flow of digital information?
Henry Farrell, Bruce Schneier
With democracy now subject to sharp challenges, we are rededicating ourselves to it with a project that aims to pave the way for policymakers and citizens to rethink conventional options.
In their new book, Ben Bernanke, Timothy Geithner, and Henry Paulson describe fighting the fire of the 2008 financial crisis. But while they did rebuild the burnt towers of Wall Street, they left Main Street to dig out from the rubble.
Jackson has a long history of black resistance—a seeming contradiction in a state better known for its stubborn poverty, violent Confederate fan boys, and deeply entrenched black oppression.
A new insider account reveals how the Obama administration’s botched bailout deal not only reinforced neoliberal Clintonism, but also foreshadowed an ongoing failure to fulfill campaign promises.
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William Callison, Quinn Slobodian
Charles Sabel, David G. Victor
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