Take the Quiz: Which Shape Are You?

Might you be a glorious blorp, or a monstrous scutoid? There’s only one way to be sure!

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

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

Thomas Frank on Populism, Cool Brands, and the Problem With the Democratic Party

The author of “Listen, Liberal” and “What’s the Matter With Kansas?” shares his thoughts on the slow, ugly decline of the American empire.

Elite Universities Should Be Eliminated

Even when their admissions processes aren’t corrupt, elite universities provide little benefit to society at large.

Inside the Cryptocurrency Casino

Bitcoin and its imitators were supposed to democratize the world of money. Instead, speculators have gotten rich—and the planet is paying the price.