Democracy

The Closing of the Senate

Yes, the filibuster is the big issue, but the factors contributing to the Senate's dysfunction are numerous.

By Mark Schmitt

Rereading Obama

The first volume of the President’s memoir is beautifully written, insightful—and informed by his occasionally frustrating multi-dimensionalism.

By James T. Kloppenberg

Beyond 1600

The White House is where ultimate power rests, but top-notch people running the agencies is what makes government work.

By Jonathan Alter

Cleansing Ourselves of Trumpism

We can’t wish away the resentments he’s stoked. But we can counter them.

By Jim Sleeper

A Culture for American Democracy

Politics follows culture, as we know, and not the other way around. So can we create a culture that can sustain a better politics—and a vibrant democracy?

By Melody Barnes