Politics

The Limits of Incumbency and the Politics of Spectatorship

Why Obama can't be as inspiring this time around.

This is How Dems Do It

Obama defines the election as a choice between social Darwinism and citizenship.

Trading Places

In his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention, Barack Obama adopts the pose of a challenger.

Michael Dukakis on Mitt Romney

The former presidential candidate and once Massachusetts governor talks to his successor.

You Can Hide, But You Can't Run

The first legged robot that can run faster than Usain Bolt.

Convention Sweeps and Blowouts

A look back at the best and worst addresses

Jerusalem Syndrome

The campaign flap about the city's status is an American political hallucination.

America Loves Bill Clinton

And they really didn't like the last Republican president.

Holy Rollers

The Nuns on the Bus are just one example of progressive dissidents 
challenging the hierarchy of the Catholic Church.

Big Dog, Unleashed

How the former president took down the Romney campaign.

Clinton Resurrects the Party’s Universalism

In his Democratic National Convention speech, the former president mounted a defense of Obama's economic record that even the administration had been unable to make.

Warren the Big Shot

In her speech last night, the Massachusetts Senate candidate drove home the point that she's been making since her campaign started: We build it together.

A Conversation with a DNC Anti-Abortion Protester

"We’re hoping for the right reaction, often we get the wrong reaction."

Party Animals

After decades of internal divisions, the Democrats in Charlotte have their act together.

Dear Mr. Morsi

An open letter to the president of Egypt

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