The American Staff
Arthur Schlesinger Jr.
L.A. voters have chosen to tax themselves to build a citywide rail system. Can rail also resurrect the city’s long-vanished middle class?
Foreign leaders hostile and friendly look at the Trumps and see easy marks.
Adele M. Stan
In a single day, an absurd pile of events suggests that the government may indeed be trying to “immanentize the eschaton.”
Eliza Newlin Carney
Lofty rhetoric and promises of bipartisanship can’t paper over this presidential commission’s misguided purpose.
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker’s privatization initiative at greater Boston’s transit authority has realized short-term savings—but the cure is still adequate public investment.
It’s not only with whites. It reaches well into the party’s base.
The Kansas governor’s attempt to create supply-side nirvana in Middle America not only failed to grow the economy—it created a crippling crisis of government that led to a statewide rejection of his politics.
The elite the white working class loathes is politicians.
It’s a mistake to racialize an economy that harms the entire working class.