Author: Scott Lemieux

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Bernard-Henri Levy sat down with Isaac Chotiner, and…somehow it’s even worse than I expected, which is really saying something: Lest people think you uncritically love America—and maybe I have given that perception—it’s absolutely the case that you have criticized America. One thing you have criticized is our criminal-justice system, and particularly the cases of Roman […]

Two Directions

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On March 17, 2019

The battle between Biden and Warren over the bankruptcy bill really is a good lens through which to see the 2020 race if Biden gets in: In a February morning in 2005 in a hearing room in the Dirksen S

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It’s easy if you try have fewer veto points deliberately designed to represent the most reactionary elements of the polity: One day after 28-year-old white supremacist Brenton Tarrant killed 49 people in a mass shooting at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern stated that her country’s “gun laws will change.” Attorney […]

Birch Bayh

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On March 16, 2019

When an actual liberal could represent Indiana in the Senate: Former U.S. Senator Birch Bayh has been lost in the mists of time. Indeed, even his son, former Indiana governor and senator Evan Bayh, is

And Now Beto

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On March 14, 2019

Among people who could conceivably be the Democratic nominee, Biden is the only remaining outstanding question: These have all seemed like the moves of a recently unknown man building a narrative for

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