Whatever the causes, the cultural effects of our departure from writing are quickly becoming apparent.
I never expected what I saw these past weeks. In many ways it reflects a deeper problem of partisanship in American life at the moment.
Are we missing something important about the quality and dignity of labor in the American economy, as so many Democrats — particularly from the party’s progressive wing — would have us believe?
We should again strive to be an exemplar country with a unique civic consensus neither racial nor religious, but human.
This cohort of blue-state Republicans signals a kind of possibility that I find encouraging. I call it the possibility of collective progress.
If we can’t defuse the bomb of nationalism, the risks might be unprecedented.
Trump's critique of the Federal Reserve's latest interest rate hike reveals a split democracy: One for the people; the other for the shareholders.
I’m skeptical of the “socialist future” advertised around campus. I don’t imagine common-sense reform is their priority, nor am I convinced that justice requires class-based organizing.
America’s Democrats should tune in.
Especially in the Trump era, it seems well worth our time to reexamine the mythos of fireworks and declarations, if only to ensure our own good intentions.
For good or ill, the country has become ensnared in decades-old politics.
These yearnings for civility, like Hawking’s longing for cosmic travel, may seem like a commendable response to the times. They are not our better angels, though.
In the bygone ages of Woodrow Wilson or John F. Kennedy ’40, Bill Clinton or Barack Obama, America might have offered some sort of policy or moral guidance. But no longer in the era of President Donald Trump, Twitter tirades, and trade wars.
We must work to cultivate a space in which gods, spirits, the secular, and the queer can cohabitate.
That Bacow is our incoming president may well prove to be a win-win scenario.