Democracy

The Eternal Power Elite

Today’s right no longer just wants to win power. It wants to change the rules and keep it.

By Alan Wolfe

Smart Power for a Rising Generation

Young progressives distrust U.S. power. It’s up to us to show them how that power can be put toward good ends.

By Suzanne Nossel

Saving the Supreme Court

What’s needed is to make the Court more democratically accountable and to end strategic retirements. Here’s how.

By Frederick A.O. ("Fritz") Schwarz Jr.

Who We Are

Jill Lepore has Schlesinger-like aspirations, albeit updated for the twenty-first century.

By Meg Jacobs

The Paradoxes of Democracy

Why seemingly unassailable values are all fraught with tensions—and why those seeking change need to wrestle with them.

By Zephyr Teachout