Jeremy D. Mayer
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Communism's Legacy
Marx at 200

His writings had greater influence on the 20th century than those of anyone else. But is Karl Marx still relevant in the 21st century?

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What If?
President Al Sharpton

Let’s conduct a little thought experiment: What if the 2016 race had come down to Dick Cheney vs. Al Sharpton?

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2016
Big Daddy Trump

Fatherhood is central to his campaign, but it’s not the selling point people think.

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Second Amendment
Gunned Down

The NRA has spun a story of the Second Amendment’s origins that has nothing to do with its real ones.

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Reviews
Reading Coates, Thinking Obama

Ta-Nehisi Coates has managed to write a book on America’s racial dilemmas without involving either Barack Obama or Martin Luther King, Jr. Or has he?

What if Nobody Wins?

Many Republicans sincerely believe that if Barack Obama wins a second term as President, America as we know it may cease to exist. Some Democrats are equally passionate in their belief that a Romney election would fundamentally alter the social contract, return us to disastrous Bush policies, and maybe get us into a war with […]

Tea Time

Millionaire Wall Streeters, media mavens and corporate titans make for unlikely populists.

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