Politics

'Scalia: A Court of One'

A biography of the Supreme Court justice that offers us a better view of Scalia’s press clips than of Scalia himself.

Obama the Other

Not all criticism of the president is racially motivated. But a lot of it has been, which is important to note in a campaign marked by appeals to racial resentment.

Union Dues & Don'ts

What's really at stake in the Friedrichs case is whether the right of workers to organize will be sacrificed to the Court’s contentious views regarding free speech.

New Hampshire Spanks the Elites

The conservatism that's dominated the GOP is in crisis. Capitalism has lost its allure among young voters. It would be foolish to ignore New Hampshire's shock waves.

Is Marco Rubio Too Good to Be True?

On paper, he’s the potential GOP nominee who scares Democrats the most. In practice, trying to be all things to all Republicans has often thrown Rubio off balance.

A Theory of Change to Believe In

If Republicans are engaged in a three-sided civil war, Democrats are having a civilized argument over who has the best theory about how progressive change happens.

Among the Caucus-Goers

Imaginary American flags, ballots on sticky notes, turkey dressing sandwiches, and beer: Two Iowa caucus-goers with their first-hand accounts of democracy in action.

'Catholic Labor Movements in Europe'

Paul Misner's new book goes beyond social and labor movements in the church to deal with papal and episcopal action vis-à-vis the great powers between 1914 and 1965.

First Things First

Charges of sowing division in the church are more properly lodged against one of the heroes of conservative Catholicism: the late Richard John Neuhaus.

Toxic Neglect

A fixation on slashing government spending on services without regard to the effect on the basic well-being of citizens helped bring the Flint crisis about.

New Nukes?

With little fanfare, President Obama is embarking upon an ambitious $1 trillion program to enhance U.S. nuclear striking power. How will his successor proceed?

The Challenge of Being Hillary

Because everything Hillary Clinton does is assumed to be about politics—and not in the best sense of that word—the substance of what she says is usually swept aside.
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