The God of today’s GOP is an impoverished divinity — little more than a signal of the right’s confirmation bias.
Call it left-capitalism: an economic system that democratizes the benefits of the marketplace. That — more than socialism — is the new dominant philosophy of the Democratic Party.
Rana’s reading of history is a powerful one for the present day, when politics forces us to choose, falsely, between two visions of America: one that ignores our national sins and another that cannot forgive them.
We live in a paradoxical time when the mythos of the “immigrant nation” seems ever more politically potent, even as we continue to surveil actual, present-day immigrants.
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.