• There’s Nothing Good About Phyllis Schlafly

    by Eileen Jones

    "Mrs. America", the new miniseries about Phyllis Schlafly, doesn’t want us to come away with a harsh view of its subject. But we should: Schlafly’s right-wing views were consistently monstrous, doing untold damage to the country.

  • Is ‘Human Identity Politics’ the Solution to Polarization?

    A new book by Ezra Klein argues that American polarization results from the collision of early humanity's tribal tendencies with a realignment of group identities over the last 50 years. Does he ignore the special role of the conservative movement in driving polarization?

  • We’re Still Living and Dying in the Slaveholders’ Republic

    by Ibram X. Kendi

    The kind of freedom southern secessionists demanded in 1860--freedom to enslave and exploit--are echoed by the individualist idea of freedom proclaimed by anti-shutdown protesters today. Both ignore equally important communal definitions of freedom.