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The short, sad, and expensive life of mayors on the presidential campaign trail
Mike Bloomberg and Pete Buttigieg each made a big bet on the 2020 presidential campaign. The voters, each believed, thought they could step past partisan bickering to with a pledge to deliver programs that worked better. Who better to do that than a mayor with proven experience?
The roots of Black political unity
On December 12, 2017, the state of Alabama held a special general election for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The race, which had Republican Roy Moore running against Democrat Doug Jones, had already captured national attention.
Why are Blacks Democrats?
African Americans are Democrats. Since 1968 no Republican presidential candidate has received more than 13% of the African American vote and surveys of African Americans regularly show that upwards of 80% of African Americans self-identify as Democrats. However, understanding why African Americans are such steadfast supporters of the Democratic Party is not as straightforward as it seems.
Jedediah Purdy on This Land is Our Land
Today, we are at a turning point as we face ecological and political crises that are rooted in conflicts over the land itself.
First time author spotlight: James Lindley Wilson on Democratic Equality
Democracy establishes relationships of political equality, ones in which citizens equally share authority over what they do together and respect one another as equals.
Amin Saikal on Iran Rising
When Iranians overthrew their monarchy, rejecting a pro-Western shah in favor of an Islamic regime, many observers predicted that revolutionary turmoil would paralyze the country for decades to come.