The Taming of a Demagogue Ross Douthat

Recent political history has offered few spectacles more depressing than the acquiescence of leading Republican politicians to the rise of Donald Trump. The selection of a nominee for president is an act of moral gravity, and party elites have an…
Democracy, on the March By David Leonhardt

First, the Democrats’ excellent performance in special elections continues. In four Missouri state-legislature races last night, the Democrats ran an average of about 30 percentage points ahead of Hillary Clinton’s showing in those areas in 2016. The party also flipped one…