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Timeless stories from our 171-year archive handpicked to speak to the news of the day.
1619, 1776, and the politics of the past
Will the movement outlive the man?
More than four more years? A look at the philosophy and die-hard adherents of National Conservatism
Hungary's far right discovers its inner barbarian
Can states’ rights save us from a second civil war?
It’s often forgotten that the idea of the political spectrum—of politics having a left and right—has a physical origin. It comes from the seating arrangements at the National Assembly of…
In the uneasy months following 9/11, the Bush Administration provoked a minor controversy when it announced the name of a new office dedicated to protecting the United States from terrorism…
Is Donald Trump a fascist or a plutocrat?
Think of our democracy as a house we built in 1776, big enough only for Christian, property-owning white men. Over the next two centuries, various groups struggled to make it…
Can Democrats reconquer the Lone Star State?
The death penalty as a conservative conundrum