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politics



  • The Dark History of Anti-Gay Innuendo

    by James Kirchick

    The accusation that Lindsay Graham is susceptible to blackmail is historically groundless, predicated upon the same flawed assumption most people held about gays at the height of the Cold War: that they would commit treason in order to avoid being outed.  



  • Jeremi Suri: The Case for Howard Schultz

    by Jeremi Suri

    "Third-party figures did not play spoiler to particular candidates; they were reflections of the weaknesses of the main-party candidates from the start."



  • What the Fall of the Roman Republic Can Teach Us About America

    by Yascha Mounk

    “[T]he good news is that Trump will, once the history of our own mortal Republic is written, turn out to be a relatively minor character. Far from single-handedly destroying our political system, he is the transitional figure whose election demonstrates the extent to which the failings of our democracy are finally starting to take their toll."