Kevin Mattson

The 1980s: The Good Ol' Days?

Although analogies with the past are usually flawed, we can still look at the past in search for some hope against hope about the present.

A Great Debate We’re Not Having

Why the current debate over health care could use a bit more political theory and a lot less wonkery.

Have We Figured Out Trumpism Yet?

One thing we do know: It's not economic populism.

Who Is Really Politically Correct?

How did a term with such a long history on the left get co-opted by the right?

Direct Action Redux?

With Trump about to enter the White House, it is time for progressives to turn their attention away from the machinations of electoral politics and toward direct action.