Bill Clinton

Jiang Zemin, who opened China to markets and corruption, is dead

By Erik Loomis / November 30, 2022 /

Most believed he’d be, at best, a transitional figure.

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The assassination of Trump’s character, Ken Starr-style

By John Stoehr / September 15, 2022 /

“Piece by painful piece.”

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Ken Starr, janus-faced moral hack, is finally dead

By Erik Loomis / September 14, 2022 /

In short, Starr’s feelings about sexual crime depended entirely on whether he liked the person who committed it. 

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Biden is wrong. More cops does not mean less crime

By Noah Berlatsky / August 12, 2022 /

The president should propose spending on human services to make people safer and happier – and more likely to vote for Democrats.

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American democracy is fragile. Will white liberals step up?

By Elwood Watson / June 15, 2022 /

Given our history, the odds aren’t good.

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On trade, the working class was right. Don’t expect Tom Friedman to admit he was wrong, though

By Christopher R. Martin / April 3, 2022 /

“We told you so.”

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What is ‘the good life’ in the United States and what can we do as a republic to make it real?

By John Stoehr / February 14, 2022 /

Reviving a “philosophical tendency.”

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Face it, impeachment doesn’t work. Trump proved Congress can’t check a criminal president

By Trent R. Nelson / February 2, 2022 /

Impeachment has never been helpful. It might be harmful, though.

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Why is the press ignoring the information gap pulling down Biden’s favorability despite the press having created it?

By Magdi Semrau / January 21, 2022 /

On Nate Cohn’s spurious analysis.

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Efforts at ‘border security’ punish the powerless and empower the powerful. It does what the ‘war on drugs’ was designed to do

By John Stoehr / September 24, 2021 /

Start with the fact that it’s a Republican premise.

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