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America is (sorta) back

The Democrats’ Unforced Errors

The Five Deadly Sins of the Left

America Can’t Put “Diplomacy First” Without Diplomats

Immigration is Contentious Across the World

Trolling, but for Democracy

Clean Energy Carrots > Carbon Tax Sticks

Voters don’t really care about Biden’s democracy summit

The Democrats’ Hispanic Voter Problem

Holding the Line on Ukraine

Summit (Kinda) for Democracy

Democrats, Not Republicans, Need to Defuse the Culture Wars

Rebooting Vaccine Internationalism

Politics is One Giant Culture War

A key front in the global struggle for freedom

What Happened to Religious Progressives?

Reckless Endangerment on the Final Frontier

Democrats Can Reach More Working Class Voters

America needs a sharper strategic narrative on China

Turning down the temperature on climate change

A Unifying Theory of American Politics

U.S. Foreign Policy’s Humpty Dumpty Challenge

Pro-America Nation Building

Revisiting the Fox News Fallacy

Under the Radar

Dems: Do’s and Don’ts

Biden's unheralded summit success

Democrats Need More Than Anti-Trumpism

The Political Reality Facing Center-Left Parties Globally

A Major Test Period for Biden’s Foreign Policy

Ten Things We Now Know About Wisconsin and Nevada in the 2020 Election

Lessons from pandemics past

What the Pope Can Teach Biden—and the World

5 Transnational Issues Impacting Biden’s Agenda

White College Educated Democrats Are Overwhelmingly Liberal, Nonwhite Working Class Democrats Are Overwhelmingly Moderate or Conservative

Take the win

Winter is Coming

It’s Time for Climate Pragmatism

The Power of the Working Class Vote

What’s the Matter with China?

Losing a sense of our shared humanity

Still no demand for “restraint”

The Democrats’ Hispanic Voter Problem: More Evidence from the 2020 Pew Validated Voter Survey

What a Real Recalibration of U.S.-Saudi Ties Looks Like

Where Does the Public Really Stand on ‘Build Back Better’?

On the Shortness of Life 2.0

There Just Aren’t Enough College-Educated Voters!

Biden Needs to Take Back the Center

What’s Next for U.S. Policy in Afghanistan?

Keep the Long-Term Goal of 'Build Back Better' Front and Center

The Cultural Left Puts a Ceiling on Democratic Support

The Ruckus over AUKUS

What does Biden’s foreign policy want to be?

The California Recall Vote Changes Nothing

Not so smart power

Norwegian Labour Party Lessons for Democrats

Free fall

Why is Biden losing support from Independents?

The unappreciated costs of withdrawal

Will Census Trends Save the Democrats?

Our new counterterrorism conundrum

The Real Pressure is Now on Biden’s Domestic Plans

An irresponsible exit

The US botched its Afghanistan withdrawal but can take 3 pragmatic steps forward

A Tale of Two Foreign Policies

The Base Mobilization Fallacy

The Fox News Fallacy

Iran: Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss

The Goal is Near Universal Vaccination

Why the “Gated Community” Mindset on National Security is Here to Stay

Social Democratic Moment, Working Class Optional?

Building a "foreign policy for the middle class"

Getting real on Iran

Ten Things We Now Know About White College Voters in the 2020 Election

How to Write a New Story for America

A Liberal Patriot Infrastructure

5 Transnational issues that will directly impact Americans this coming year

Why Current Democratic Strategy Probably Won’t Work

Nobody Likes China

Don’t Let Activists Define Policies on Crime Reduction

Uphold Jim Clyburn Thought!

Ten Things We Now Know About the Nonwhite Working Class Vote in 2020

Syria’s strategic and moral test for America’s foreign policy

Teach more Rawls

Biden’s golden moment to offer a strategic narrative for America’s economic revival

Ten Things We Now Know About the White Working Class Vote in 2020

The phantom menace of a "new Cold War" with China

Democrats Should Welcome Biden Republicans into the Party

Economic Nationalism + Cultural Moderation = Electoral Goldmine

A flickering foreign policy guide star

Biden-Putin meeting sets up a test for America's new democracy agenda

Demographic Change Giveth and Demographic Change Taketh Away

Citizens in G7 Nations Want Fast Action on Economic Recovery and Rebuilding

What's the "North Star" for Biden's foreign policy?

Vaccine Internationalism, Take Three

Dodging political and policy pitfalls on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

What exactly is a “good job”?

The Asian Vote in 2020

3 Things Americans Think about U.S. Foreign Policy

Keepin’ the Devil Down in the Hole (With apologies to Tom Waits)

The Return of Class

Anatomy of a Diplomatic Failure

How Issue Consensus Turns to Dust

The Rural Vote in the 2020 Election

Space is the Place to Compete with China

What Do Israelis and Palestinians Think?

How to put the pieces back together again in our politics

How America can avoid taking a road to nowhere in the Middle East (again)

What’s the matter with the populist left?

Pro-Worker, Pro-Family, Pro-America

Ten More Things We Now Know About the 2020 Election

Neo-Orientalism degrades the quality of U.S. debates on the Middle East

An industrial policy that dares not speak its name

Joe Biden’s “Popularist” Politics

The Politics of Big Tech and Regional Inequality

How to get to a better political discussion

What is the Biden Presidency Really About?

Shots Without Borders

Ten Things We Now Know About the 2020 Election

America’s Political Debate Makes People Dumber

Losing our religion

How Democrats Lost the Sunshine State

“Forever wars” obscures more than it clarifies

Joe Biden Has a Master Plan, Peace and Happiness for Every Man

A hard first test for Biden's democracy agenda

Why Biden’s Afghanistan decision wasn’t the most important national security story of the week

Rogue cops are bad. So are rogue citizens.

Political Sectarianism Makes America its Own Worst Enemy in the World

Weaving a new liberal narrative

How the Democrats Can Win in 2022

America is Better Than Its Politics

The Fight for the Working Class in 2022

Compartmentalizing International Climate Policy

Liberals Must Rebuild Their Intellectual Infrastructure

Biden needs to define clearer and more attainable outcomes for U.S. foreign policy

Making Sense of the World

Can the Democrats Capture the Political Center?

How will we remember the pandemic?

A Fair Deal for America’s Youth

Out with the old, in with the new

Why the Third Way Failed

The Start of the World As We Know It

The Rise of the Neo-Universalists

Two Big Steps Forward for America

A Political Party Is Not a Social Movement. Nor Is It a Media Company. Nor Is It an Academic Institution.

Herding Cats

The Liberal Patriot: Monthly Roundup and Update

It’s Still the Economy, Stupid

Has the United States launched wars to promote democracy?

The Real Fight on the American Rescue Plan is Yet to Come

How Cultural Leftism Is Crippling the Democratic Party

The Phantom Demand for Retrenchment

The GOP’s New Red Scare

Everything That is Wrong with America’s Foreign Policy Discourse in One Chart

Voters Only Care About COVID and the Economy

The Democratic Road Forward on Immigration

A Tale of Two Parties

The Common Good is Being Hacked

Crowding Out Diplomacy

White Non-College Voters Don't Oppose Social Welfare Programs

Biden's worldview

To Boldly Go

Can the Biden Coalition in Pennsylvania Hold in 2022?

Lenten Lessons for American Politics

Against Catastrophism

Tell Americans Where We're Headed on China

A Modest Proposal for Ending the Culture Wars on Abortion

The Black Vote Was Good But Not Great for the Democrats in 2020

Don’t Let the Terrorists Win

Why Did Liberals Ditch the Fight Against Poverty?

One Case at a Time

How to Improve the Polling Industry

From Jump Start to Engine Overhaul

The Liberal Patriot: Month One

Did the Democrats Misread Hispanic Voters?

The Empty Rhetoric of “Ending Endless Wars”

A Shared National Story

On the Uses and Abuses of Political Language

Bernie Moved the Overton Window, Biden Stepped Through It

Concrete Unity

Keep it Simple on U.S. Foreign Policy

Up From Meritocracy

The GOP is a Hot Mess

Expanding the Biden Coalition

Water's edge

Think Nationally, Act Locally

What does national unity look like?

Biden Reboots U.S. Foreign Policy

Biden and the Promise of America

Missing the Mark

The MLK Solution to Trumpian Populism

Time for Democrats to Reset Their Image

Climate Change as Foreign Policy

MLK’s American Nationhood of Justice and Peace

Toward Vaccine Internationalism

How Warped Reality Threatens Democracy

You Want Them on that Wall, You Need Them on That Wall

Move Fast and Fix Things

The Patriotic Politics of Barack Obama

The Case for Forbearance

How Can the Democrats Press Their Advantage?

I Voted for Biden, My Parents Voted for Trump—and It’s Fine

National security starts at home

Voters Already Removed Trump from Office

What Biden Can Learn From FDR on Foreign Policy

This Will Leave a Mark

Georgia and the Road Forward

To Deal or Not To Deal