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politics



  • Historians Should Stay Out of Politics

    by Andrew Ferguson

    The lasting question the petition raises is: “So what?” Put another way: “Should we care what these historians think about Trump’s impeachment?” 


  • The Power of the 2017 Congressional Recess

    by Leah Greenberg and Ezra Levin

    Leaders got involved because the country had fallen into the hands of a vile, dangerous bully. They were not going to put up with harassment in their own communities.



  • Why Is Iowa the First State to Vote?

    Since 1972, the Iowa Caucus has been the first—and some argue most important—electoral test on the road to each party’s presidential nomination. But how did it get that way? 



  • Queer Like Pete

    by Jim Downs

    Buttigieg is getting slammed for being a type of gay man America doesn’t understand.



  • 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.