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Better Angels
Memories
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Gone to the Tote-Sum

Perhaps what truly has the power to keep us together in divisive times are the “mystic chords of memory.”

Beyond 2016
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Post-Election Healing

How some Clinton and Trump supporters came together after an ugly election season.

Better Angels
A Conversation with Lew Finfer

David Blankenhorn welcomes Lew Finfer, the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Community Action Network, to the Better Angels podcast.

Authoritarianism
The Red Style in American Politics

What do Donald Trump and the Daily Worker have in common?

Codes of Conduct
Calling Miss Manners

How everyday violations of decency threaten a democracy.

Community Organizing
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Clinton’s Alinsky Problem—and Ours

Saul Alinsky wasn’t a Marxist, and Hillary Clinton wasn’t his acolyte—though you wouldn’t know if from today’s political discourse.

2016
Listening to Trump Voters

The commentariat spends a lot of time talking about Donald Trump—time that might be better spent listening to the people who are voting for him.

Better Angels
The Honorable William F. Winter
A Conversation with William F. Winter

David Blankenhorn talks with with William F. Winter, who has spent a lifetime in Mississippi politics.

State of the Union
The Honorable William F. Winter
In Defense of the Practical Politician

Why government by political outsiders doesn’t necessarily leave us better off.

Better Angels
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With the Anti-Trumpers in New York

This weekend’s anti-Trump protest in New York featured a fair amount of anti-police and anti-free speech rhetoric from the protest leaders. Even so, the course of wisdom is not simply to criticize the protests, but to swell the anti-Trump cause.

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After the MOAB

Secretary Mattis arrives in Kabul on a surprise visit after the deadliest attack on the Afghan military since the start of the war.

Asia's Game of Thrones

It won’t transform the balance of power overnight, but it may spook the neighbors.

EU's Future

Will a win for the “radical center” signal anything more than a slow decline of the status quo toward failure?

Blue Boondoggles

If federalism means anything at all, it means that states and cities should, unless some grave emergency exists, be responsible for their own transit and transportation infrastructure.

Power Shift

For the first time in more than 130 years, the UK is going a day without burning coal for power.

Money

It’s vital that we make sure that the great wealth-creating machine is ready for the millennial generation.

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