Politics

Is Bernie Sanders a New Deal Liberal?

It seems that Bernie Sanders does not share F.D.R.’s vision entirely. In fact, he usually leaves out a key component of New Deal Liberalism: the part about liberty.

Mispricing Risk

If Janet Yellen decides to solve the problem of low lending interest by raising rates, does this benefit banks, government, hedge-fund managers, or the rest of us?

Let's Not Defeat Ourselves

Congress needs to show that though voters have given the presidency and control of Congress to different parties, we're capable of being a functional democracy.

After Paris

How to remove ISIS is a puzzle whose solution will require resolve, patience, and international cooperation. For the United States to act alone would be a mistake.

A Paris Moment for American Politics?

It remains to be seen whether a monstrous terrorist attack will shake the trajectory of a presidential campaign that is operating within a logic of its own.

The Hidden & Deadly Bias of Class

White working-class voters have been key to the GOP coalition. You'd think the party's presidential candidates would want to respond to the crisis they're facing.

A Soft-Hearted Tough Guy?

It was amazing to hear Republican candidate Chris Christie speak words that should be a central principle of society: "There but for the grace of God go I."

A Long Walk Through Mexico

Driven by poverty, Central American migrants continue to cross Mexico for the United States, the vast majority now making the journey almost entirely by foot.

'After Roe'

Mary Ziegler's account of the "lost" history of Roe may surprise even the closest (and oldest) observers of the battles following the 1973 Supreme Court decision.

Last Word: Damascus Road

In prewar Syria,  I found a place of beauty, peace, and coexistence that most Westerners either never knew of or have already forgotten.

The Challenge of Being Paul Ryan

Paul Ryan has always wanted to be several things at once, which makes for a hard balancing act. He knows his faith teaches compassion, but he's also an ideologue.

The Opening of the Canadian Mind?

The election of Justin Trudeau resoundingly closes what many observers view as a dismal era in modern Canadian politics personified by conservative Stephen Harper.
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