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Two new histories show how the egalitarian advances under Earl Warren were reversed. Read more

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Vox founder Ezra Klein’s ‘Why We’re Polarized’ analyzes the social and cultural forces that have split us apart, and where we go from here. Read more

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Why do some offenders get a fresh start while others receive harsh, one-size-fits-all sentencing? Read more

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Martin Scorsese’s new movie and a Harvard professor’s new book provide a picture, but only partial explanations, of the Teamster leader’s ultimately suicidal rage. Read more

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Democrats have faltered in rural areas for many years now. A new book offers a road map to reverse the trend. Read more

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Establishing financial institutions and regulations that work for middle- and low-income Americans is possible. We just have to do it. Read more

Economic Policy

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Nicholas Buccola discusses his book ‘The Fire Is Upon Us: James Baldwin, William F. Buckley Jr., and the Debate Over Race in America,’ which explores their momentous 1965 discussion at Cambridge University in England. Read more

Civil Rights in America

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Two new books focus on the struggles of low-income students not just to get into college but to get through it. Read more

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The economics profession has a lot to answer for, but even its sharpest thinkers seem too wedded to a disproven pre–financial crisis mindset. Read more

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After the Civil War, equality meant different things for blacks and whites. Read more

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The Kennedy Center’s exhibition of paintings by the war-making president shows how quickly Washington can forget—and the big money that eases such forgetting. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Techno-political thriller writer and humanitarian aid worker Malka Older discusses the challenges of the cyber age. Read more

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ABC News Chief Legal Affairs Anchor Dan Abrams discusses his new book ‘Theodore Roosevelt for the Defense: The Courtroom Battle to Save His Legacy’ and how it resonates today. Read more

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By arguing that ‘the left’ represents as dangerous a threat as mass shooters and right-wing terrorists, Times writer Bari Weiss cheapens the crisis facing America, one that she has witnessed firsthand. Read more

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“A progressive appeal and a progressive candidate are needed, both to beat Trump and to reclaim America.”  Read more

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Historian Stephen Knott considers the contemporary character of the nation. Read more

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Yale University professor of philosophy Jason Stanley discusses his book How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them.  Read more

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Writer Kim McLarin celebrates the life and meaning of the acclaimed novelist. Read more

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Author Suketu Mehta discusses borders and immigration, and why Western nations must grapple with the legacy of colonialism. Read more

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