Politics and History

A Risky Bet

Most GOP lawmakers are gambling that raising red-meat issues with their constituents will deflect attention from Republican failure to legislate on behalf of their voters. ?? Read the rest of this entry »

Who Decides?

Republican attempts to restrict the vote reveal their distrust of democratic rule. Read the rest of this entry »

The Heirs of Neshoba

Republicans in 2021 are trying to do what southern Whites attempted in the 1960s: Prevent Blacks from voting. Read the rest of this entry »

A New Old Vision

President Joe Biden’s ambitious infrastructure plan harkens to the age of activist government under Presidents Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Lyndon Baines Johnson. Read the rest of this entry »

Stark Differences

A reinvigorated, activist Democratic Party must find a way to work with or around a Republican Party that has adopted an undemocratic creed. Read the rest of this entry »

Guns in Public Places

Gun advocates are no longer satisfied with the right to defend their property. Now, they wish to bring weapons into the public square. Read the rest of this entry »

The Relief Package is a Big Deal

The new stimulus bill provides immediate relief to suffering Americans. It also expands the social safety net. Read the rest of this entry »

End the Filibuster. Now.

Democrats must abolish the filibuster to guarantee Republicans do not pass legislation that perpetuates minority rule. Read the rest of this entry »

Masks and Politics

Republican governors continue to put politics ahead of science as they practice the old politics of resentment, threatening to undermine the successes of the Biden administration in tackling the pandemic. Read the rest of this entry »

“Cancel Culture,” History, and Memory

“Cancel culture” has become a term of opprobrium on the right. Its use reflects a society divided over who its heroes are. Read the rest of this entry »