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Can Art Drive Change on Climate Change? Ask Alexis Rockman
Come to the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, CT, for an evening with artist Alexis Rockman and Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter David Abel of the Boston Globe.
‘Joker’ Is Wild, But Arthur Fleck Is No Partisan Tool
To weaponize the film as just another ideological salvo reduces pop culture to agitprop.
Miden Voyage: A #MeToo Charge in a Fictional Utopia
In Veronica Raimo’s novel "The Girl at the Door," there's a fine line between admiring a culture and alienation from it.
Trump Sacrifices Pro-Conservative ‘The Hunt’ to His Own Victim Complex
"The Hunt" reminds us: seldom is enjoyable art also emperor-sanctioned cult messaging.
Warren/Buttigieg: Progressive 2020 Fantasy League, Part II
A combination of legal, legislative, financial, military and executive experience that would be very attractive.
Biden Is Really the Best Democrats Can Do?
After the supposed front-runner's no-good, very very bad week, it's an open question.
Harris/Castro: Progressive 2020 Fantasy League, Part I
They have executive, prosecutorial, legislative and Cabinet experience. But can they win?
Let Them Eat Culture: Notre Dame and the Collateral Damage of...
Where they elite meet to...not care about anyone but the elite. As usual.
The Democratic Race: Kamala Harris — or a Caveat
Diversity is important, but not enough. More will be needed from the Democratic nominee.
Democrats, Don’t Eat Your Candidates — Groom Them
A vigorous primary makes for a more durable candidate.
In 2019, America Wallows in Disunion — Just Like 1850
You can trace an unfortunate, slave-driven straight line from John C. Calhoun to Donald J. Trump.
Trump, GOP Have a Quiet, Growing Infatuation With Socialist Policies
You're not misreading the headline: they're increasingly out of the Soviet playbook.
My Personal Reasons for Wanting Ralph Northam to Resign
The author's mother was more "Edith than Archie." What was she not? Sophisticated.
Teenagers: America’s Political Trojan Horse?
Why do we hide our political messages behind our children? Or attack teenagers for theirs?
Beto-Hate, and the Viability Void in the Democratic Party
Why is the Sanders wing rushing to define and destroy Beto? Fear.
What, Exactly, Do Nancy Pelosi’s Dissidents Want to Prove?
In the Blue Wave Era, she's hardly progressivism's preferred face. It doesn't make her unable to lead.
Progressive? Moderate? Dems Should Stop Infighting Before It Starts
America's central problem must be the top concern of all Democrats.
Michael Moore: Earth-Rattling Political Force No Longer?
With "Fahrenheit 11/9," the Oscar-winning documentarian is no longer setting the discussion but reacting to it.
Kavanaugh Wanted a Job — He Wasn’t Entitled to Due Process
If a man wants something badly enough, he'll assert the right to it, even if he doesn't have one.
Republicans Reward the Rich by Blaming the Poor
And they're dead wrong in their oncoming war against federal spending on Social Security.