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Timeless stories from our 172-year archive handpicked to speak to the news of the day.
Why the Democrats don’t need Joe Manchin
Late on election night, when the betting markets were just realizing that Trump’s path to victory had narrowed, and leading voices on the left were lamenting the failure of anything…
The difference between protest and reform
As of this writing, we are still about three months away from the first vote of the campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination—and already “our side” seems set to tear…
Can states’ rights save us from a second civil war?
The Trump reelection nightmare and how we can stop it
The race to rebuild the Democratic Party
The long, slow surrender of American liberals
That the Republican Party has worked its way to a lonely and unpopular place is not news. The G.O.P.’s congressional wing has been moving rightward since the 1980s, and in…