Elections

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

Hold Your Fire, Dueling Democrats

Joe Biden won with a coalition that stretched from Bill Kristol to AOC. Success will require foresight and restraint.

By William Galston

Yes, Let Us Have Peace. But...

We must try to move forward. But we must remember and pronounce, not idealize or excuse, those who put us through these four searing years.

By Brandon R. Byrd

Democracy Is an Act—One That Doesn't End on Election Day

The President of the United States is exploiting a deadly pandemic to ratchet up his assault on democracy, sow chaos, and delegitimize the upcoming election.

By Hillary Rodham Clinton

Vandalizing the Post Office

Established in the Constitution, the public post office is crucial to democracy—especially this year. That’s why Trump wants to cripple it.

By Larry Cohen