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Asking the Right Question About Nationalism

Put aside "whether" for a moment, and consider "what kind."

By Nathan Pippenger

Silly Punditry by Hackish Pundits

Imagine a future where writers have to waste precious time responding to bad-faith conservative agitprop. (It's already here.)

By Nathan Pippenger

Enough With Celebrity Candidates

Avenatti 2020 speculation is headache-inducing.

By Nathan Pippenger

Democracy Is What We Make of It

In other words, institutions won't save us: We have to save them.

By Nathan Pippenger

What To Do With Former Trump Officials?

In Vox, a scholar of American politics voices concern about her institution’s new hire.

By Nathan Pippenger