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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.

By 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.

By Kevin Mattson

Bad Brains

The Baffler takes on the political problems created by our vaunted view of intelligence.

By Nathan Pippenger

Secession: Still a Bad Idea

The ugly attitudes behind half-serious calls for a "Bluexit."

By Nathan Pippenger

Against a Fox News for the Left

The conservative media does not provide a model for progressives to emulate.

By Nathan Pippenger