On the Merits
Meritocracy, which underpins many of our most basic assumptions about our society, is looking increasingly threadbare as an organizing principle.
How Trump Insults Real Americans
If liberals should worry about occasionally and inadvertently offending working-class whites, conservatives should worry much more about the deliberate and ongoing insult that Trump’s presidency represents.
Trump's SCOTUS Pick
Contempt of Court
Conservatives’ hardball tactics in moving the Supreme Court rightward could undercut its most important asset.
The SCOTUS Cakeshop Judgment
Anti-Discrimination Eats Itself
The Court’s latest case shows how overly broad conceptions of civil rights protections have turned important laws against themselves, like an overactive immune system that consumes its host.
Something New Under the Sun
Political Identity Politics
What is new is not identity politics, but politics as identity—and it’s driving a culture of grievance.
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