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politics



  • Against Reconciliation

    by Adam Serwer

    The gravest danger to American democracy isn’t an excess of vitriol—it’s the false promise of civility.



  • Down the Rabbit Hole With Donald Trump

    by Tom Engelhardt

    Who not in Blunderland could ever have imagined that a bankrupted casino magnate and reality TV host might essentially -- like his lawyer recently -- butt-dial us all into a new form of (un)reality?



  • A History Of 'Quid Pro Quo'

    The whole idea of a "quid pro quo" is so fundamental to the human experience that we have all kinds of ways to say it. Here, a look at how our understanding of "quid pro quo" has changed over time.