Heather Cox Richardson, a historian of 19th-century America with a popular daily politics blog, argues that today’s conservatives owe a large debt to yesterday’s Confederates.
Jane Kleeb thinks that Democrats shouldn’t reject rural white voters as racists and dupes because they voted for Trump. Give them a choice beyond the lesser of two evils, and those voters will be open to a pro-rural left.
America has a race problem, and it’s as bad as it ever was. But talking about racism and hatred won’t help. We need to go deeper, writes Isabel Wilkerson.
Ezra Klein explains the partisanship that allows Republicans to put party before country by embracing Trump. But he says that Democrats aren’t much different in the ways they oppose Trump.
Camus didn’t predict Covid, but he studied enough about pandemics throughout history to depict how predictably we’d all respond with denial and ego but also courage.
Sarah Chayes spent decades studying networks of corruption in the Third World. Now she’s finding the same level of kleptocracy in the US. Removing Trump will only be a start to making America fair again.