Articles in Politics

Larry Hogan and the Mushy Middle

The Maryland governor’s COVID-era memoir is a study in moral cowardice.


Libertarian Rex

How “the king” of St. Louis was defeated—for now—and how you too can topple your local hometown billionaire.


The Banality of Merit: Unlearning Obama

Maybe there’s more to being a good person than being smart and working hard.


Laws Apparently Just Don’t Apply to Presidents

Now that Biden has bombed Syria in direct violation of international and domestic law, it’s hard to believe Democrats who talk about the importance of rules.


Texas Republicans Discover the True Meaning of Free Markets

With customers facing shockingly high power bills, Ted Cruz has a revelation that what is good for corporations is not, in fact, good for everyone.


How Centrism Loses, Even When It Wins: A Mathematical Model

Relentlessly chasing the elusive political center isn’t just shortsighted—it’s downright disastrous.


The Insidious Influence of the Arms Industry on Foreign Policy

Nobody with any affiliation to a weapons company should be allowed to hold government office.


The Limits of Descriptive Representation

After the disappointment of the Obama years, we need a new way to think about diversity in politics.


The Horrible Politics of $1,400 Checks

Why on earth would Democrats not pass $2,000 checks as promised?


Build Back Better for Whom? How Neoliberalism (Re)creates Disaster Risks

There’s a lot more to Biden’s campaign slogan than meets the eye.


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