Does pop culture necessarily lead to authoritarians and totalitarians?
The beauty and power of the opening passage.
Saul DeGraw offers up some blunt talk to those who say that’s what they want from their leaders.
A mediation upon history and the cultural impact of Donald Trump’s electoral victory.
Another breakdown on the election and, in particular, where the Democratic Party goes from here.
Trump and the Future of American politics.
Summer 2016 was a bust for Hollywood blockbusters. What can Hollywood learn from the Japanese and Our Little Sister. Can Americans listen?
Trump’s trolling prank in Mexico and the future of the Right in the United States.
We need to talk about tronc….
Two movies — one significantly weightier than the other.
The mentally ill and our unwillingness to pay for things.
The GOP dreams of winning the urban vote while missing the point of why liberals vote the way they do.
The Limits of Free Trade and the rise of Trump
Do kids have better senses of self-worth than adults?
The problems of coalition building. Do Democratic voters not live and talk to each other?
Chait, Sanders, Clinton, political idealism, and political realism.
What are the solutions to NIMBYism? Some ideas….
Good bye Doctor Zizmor!!!
Tension and divides over school policy in the U.S. persist. Can the disparate philosophies get along?
Manly men support Trump
Molly Ball reads the tea leaves and sees San Francisco turning Republican Red.
Did liberals get routed in the 2015 elections? An investigation.
Partisanship and Fear.
Back to the Future is today and I am supposed to be impressed?
Matthew Yglesias says the Democratic Party is doomed. Is it?
Democratic Debate Open Thread
The People of the Book in Song.
Does the American love affair with big houses hinder dense living? Why will Americans put up with long commutes for home ownership?
Popehat and the Market Solution, something completely unnecessary for something blow way out of proportion.
The impossibility of meritocracy and equality of opportunity.
Housing type by city.
Dedicated followers of fashion?
Some thoughts on commuting and living.
Revolt on the right. Can the GOP survive?
Some notes on how caring can go bad.
Edifice Complex strikes again and destroys a great institution.