While Russian meddling is real, we need to face the fact that Putin’s not ultimately responsible for the rise of Trump, we are.
The Ideologues Who Want to Destroy Democracy to Save Capitalism
Libertarian theorist convinced Charles Koch and the radical right that in order for their version of capitalism to survive, government must be destroyed.
The Real Challenge to Democracy Isn’t Fake News, It’s Gerrymandering
GOP so deeply gerrymandered congressional delegations they’re guaranteed between 60 and 80 percent of blue and purple districts.
Democracy Failed Us in this Election. We Need to Admit that.
Refusing to admit the obvious — that voters failed — undermines democracy’s chief advantage over dictatorships.
Elites vs. Too Much Democracy: Andrew Sullivan’s Afraid of Popular Self-Government
Andrew Sullivan recently wrote a piece that has aroused considerable comment, some of it reasonably on point, on Elites and Democracy.