Kevin Mattson

Conservatism in the Age of Trump

American Affairs offers a new vision of conservatism, but not a relevant one.

Liberalism Now More Than Ever

Why some progressives are wrong to reduce all concerns about democratic procedure and Russia to the self-interest of so-called “liberal class” elites.

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.