The American Staff
The last two decades have seen a major shift in the party preferences of Asian Americans, but they're still not deeply engaged in civic life.
Harold Meyerson & Justin Miller
Bernie Sanders has won key concessions from Democrats and accepted Hillary Clinton's vice presidential pick, but many of his followers are marching in a different direction.
Bernie Sanders succeeded in pulling both the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton to the left. But a loud minority fails to see this victory.
Conservatives have exploited the life and legacy of community organizer Saul Alinsky in a bid to demonize Hillary Clinton, but they misrepresent his actual influence and writings.
The Bernie-or-bust crowd makes up a small percentage of Sanders delegates, but could inflict disproportionate damage on Hillary Clinton if the Philadelphia convention’s progressive stars don’t knock some sense into them.
The focus on extreme political correctness at Oberlin and other elite colleges risks obscuring what less privileged undergraduates are dealing with.
The politics of downward mobility and racial diversity have eroded the center, pushing Democrats to the left and Republicans toward an authoritarian right.
The labor secretary, a son of Dominican immigrants, has used his power to make real gains for workers—so successfully that he’s become a vice presidential prospect.
She’s had so much to say on so many issues that voters may not know what she wants to accomplish.
The legacy of slavery and segregation creeps northward.