What Phyllis Schlafly’s Heirs Could Learn From Her
The Hulu series reminds us that her greatest strength was toughness without anger.
Florida’s No-Rules Vibe Gets a Coronavirus Reality Check
Florida’s governor is desperate to get the state back to work. But the tourism industry is moving much more cautiously.
The Time a New York Governor Disobeyed the Federal Government
When Al Smith had the chance not to enforce Prohibition, he took it.
A Republican Crusader Takes on Oklahoma’s Prison Machine
In the state that locks up more of its citizens than any other, a former politician is using the ballot box—and some surprising alliances—to nudge his own party toward change.
A Second Covid Crisis Is Coming
If we don’t act now, women and girls will be suffering from the pandemic’s fallout for decades to come.
Stop Looking on the Bright Side: We’ll Be Screwed By the Pandemic for Years to Come
Unfortunately, the history of the past generation justifies pessimism about the next one.
New York Tried to Get Rid of Bail. Then the Backlash Came.
A national movement stalled by backlash politics gets some new wind at its back.
Biden Is to 2020 as Trump Was to 2016
Four years ago, voters wanted anger. Now they want empathy.
Another Time a President Used the “Emergency” Excuse to Restrict Immigration
It was 1921, and it changed the character of the United States for decades.
What Covid Is Exposing About the Climate Movement
Don’t Waste Stimulus Money on Newspapers
You wouldn’t put a dead man on a ventilator, would you?
Will the Pandemic Keep Third Parties Off the 2020 Ballot?
Social distancing makes it hard to get petition signatures. And for the Libertarians and Green Party, that’s an existential crisis.
Using data from the COVID Tracking Project, we’re following how each state is responding to Covid-19.
Yes, we need to mobilize industry to make masks. There’s a better way to make it happen.
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