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The American Staff
Five years ago, Al Gore was the much-mocked pol who blew a gimme with his stiff demeanor and know-it-all style. Today? C'mon, admit it: You like him again.
On democratic wrongs both past and present, as told by two books and a new commission study on reform.
Senator Barack Obama
Christopher D. Cook
A more insurgent campaign, like the one Elizabeth Warren waged for the Senate, could make Hillary Clinton a stronger candidate.
For many students attending schools in East and West Coast states, the legislative efforts to restrict abortion access commonly found in red states can seem quite distant from their own daily gender struggles.
No president since Millard Fillmore has vetoed fewer bills.
Then again, any time would have been right. Systemic white privilege and the language of racism is an American tradition as old as the republic.
It is encouraging that there are some stirrings of dissent, but they need to imagine on a much grander scale.