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Timeless stories from our 171-year archive handpicked to speak to the news of the day.
Electoral politics in an ailing democracy
On the morning of May 26, Donald Trump posted a pair of tweets about voting by mail. “There is NO WAY (ZERO!) that Mail-In Ballots will be anything less than…
From This Is What Democracy Looked Like, which will be published in June by Princeton Architectural Press. The book is an illustrated history of the paper ballots used in U.S.…
The emerging resistance to Chinese Empire
The new playbook for voter suppression
Can Democrats reconquer the Lone Star State?
A political orator wittily compared our party promises to western roads, which opened stately enough, with planted trees on either side, to tempt the traveller, but soon became narrow and…
Marine Le Pen’s campaign to make France great again
Can Bosnia escape the stranglehold of ethnic politics?
The story, so far, of the 2016 election