January 2, 2018 3
A review of the big elections of the last year and the current state of the "populist" threat.
October 9, 2017
Stop worrying about the Second Amendment, and worry about the culture that treats violence as acceptable and makes guns seem like a good thing.
September 19, 2017
Recommending a survey article on tribalism in American politics.
August 18, 2017 1
Some further thoughts on the moral catastrophe that is Trumpism.
August 14, 2017 3
North Korea is staging its regular return to the headlines. Don't panic.
August 4, 2017 5
Events in Venezuela and the United States again cast doubt on the "separation of powers" constitutional model. Can it be reformed or replaced?
July 20, 2017 2
An American liberal's interpretation of "neoliberalism" explores the messaging strategy of the left.
July 17, 2017
Anti-government protests in Poland offer a window on the difference between liberals and conservatives, and also an opportunity to think about whether the authoritarian right deserves the label of "populist".
July 3, 2017 3
The conflict with Qatar is fundamentally about the possibility of democracy in the Arab world. That's why Saudi and Trumpian autocrats are on the same side.
June 21, 2017 6
Republicans win an astronomically expensive Congressional race in Georgia, and almost lose the low-profile one in neighboring South Carolina.