William Galston

Obama's Uncertain Legacy

A presidency of great symbolic value had both ups and downs. But Obama's greatest achievements now hang in the balance.

What’s the Purpose of an Acceptance Speech?

It can mobilize a majority, or forge one—or diminish one. Which path will Trump choose?

Collective myopia is the core disease of our time.

Against Short-Termism

The New Politics of Evasion

New thinking and favorable demography have largely addressed the Democrats' old problems. Now it's the Republicans who can't face reality.