In this election season, we think ahead to a future one and ask: In 12 years, what will our parties and our politics look like? The Latino explosion; the rise of the millennials; the retirement of the boomers; the evolution—or not—of the GOP. Nine contributors examine how these and other factors will affect our ability to govern.
Come next January, our dysfunctional system will have to function. Here’s one possible path toward an outside-the-box budget deal.
If the Tea Party is to be believed, radical individualism has defined American history. But their story is wrong, and progressives must say so.
In an environment of drug-resistant pathogens and “pink slime,” why do the food industry and government place the onus for safety on consumers?
Conservatives today deride moderate GOPers as “Republicans in Name Only.” But they used to matter—until the politics of passion overwhelmed them.
Katherine Boo’s new book documents the resourcefulness of Mumbai’s poor, even as it describes a nation incapable of lifting them up.
Two scholars scan history to find that nations fall because once-open institutions become closed and corrupt. If this sounds ominous, it should.
Is the American mother really a slave to her child? Is breast-feeding really anti-feminist? The newest salvos in the Mommy Wars, French edition.
ExxonMobil acts like a nation-state unto itself. But we can’t expect it to change its ways until we do.
The stories of liberalism and radicalism are replete with great triumphs—and regular reminders of why the fight for change can be so exhausting.
Michael Tomasky introduces Issue #25.
Why are Bill Clinton’s contributions to restoring the language of civic obligation so regularly and casually overlooked? A response to James T. Kloppenberg.
Yes, certain trends may favor Democrats. But there’s no denying how dramatically conservatives have shifted the national debate. A response to Larry M. Bartels.
Letters from our readers
Even when taxes were much higher than today, liberals were hesitant to tell the public why revenues were needed. This needs to change.