I think it’s fair to say that ‘the establishment’ treated Trump with smug cluelessness in 2016. I’m not sure why, but the thing I most associate with this attitude is the mocke
A recent episode of bloggingheads.tv features John Ikenberry and Patrick Porter. They discuss the Biden administration, liberal international order, and the “Rooseveltian Internationalism”
I put a poll up on Twitter with the aim of provoking some discussion. If the United States dissolved tomorrow, leaving 50 independent states, how many would qualify as “fully” or “mostly” demo
This story on a few racist teenagers creating havoc at Texas universities by spreading white supremacist propaganda reminds me of a point I have known for a long time: that democracy is incredibly fra
Its May 25th, you hoopy froods! The day we celebrate British author Douglas Adams and his magnum opus Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Likely everyone will be talking about the importance of
A while ago I used a story about the relative score of North Carolina on “Electoral Integrity” to frame a piece about democratic backsliding. I spend a lot of time looking at datasets, so
Over at my other digs, Kindred Winecoff is running a series called “World Politics in a Time of Populist Nationalism” (which, unfortunately, he’s decided requires an acronym). They
isn’t happening. I, for one, am shocked.