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‘Convention’: Staging a 1944 Progressive-Moderate Slugfest

Danny Rocco's sprawling experimental history play proves that everything new is old again.

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.

Time For All Democratic Hopefuls To Do One Simple Thing

I'm still thinking about She the People -- and all the Democratic candidates not getting specific.

Harris/Castro: Progressive 2020 Fantasy League, Part I

They have executive, prosecutorial, legislative and Cabinet experience. But can they win?

Hello Libertarian, My Old Friend

He launched a movement to reform our two-party system. He remains committed to it.

Democrats, Don’t Eat Your Candidates — Groom Them

A vigorous primary makes for a more durable candidate.

Biden, Harris, Castro: Do Their Books Have Literary Merit?

Do we need our candidates and public officials to be John Updike or Joan Didion?

Five Reasons We Should Pay Attention to Egypt

A certain country has a lot to teach us about #NotMyPresident, blackface, revolution and mummies.

‘Tito and the Birds’: Using Animation to Fight Political Fear

Only 10-year-old Tito, his friends and his pigeons take a stand and save the day.

What Theater Admins Can Teach Us About Our Executive Branch

The theater has mechanisms to ensure our comfort and safety. Why doesn't the government?

When American Expats Sounded the Alarm

History tells us that victory in war isn't inevitable. And ostriches need their heads out of the sand.

Ending Birthright Citizenship: What Dictators Do

Trump will rely on inaccurate interpretations and debunked legal arguments to push a fascist policy favored by some of the worst actors in human history.

13 CFR Writers Tell Why They’ll Vote Nov. 6: What About...

Each writer was allotted just 18 words. Which 18 words would you use?

Sorry, Mark Manson: I Prefer the Difficult Art of Giving a...

I'm not a privileged white guy. I have to do something.

Trump’s Perplexing Hair Explained: The Art of the Conceal

His elaborately styled concoction to conceal an underlying bald spot is an art -- and a metaphor for chronic dishonesty and deception.

Democrats, Stop Being Cowardly, Cautious and Weak

This is what drives me absolutely bonkers about my party.

Many Presidents Found New Jersey Beautiful, Until Trump

Maybe he just values the sight of dollar signs more than the environment.

Ken Burns’ New Documentary and the Old Mistake of Vietnam

Vietnam was stupid, hopeless, murderous. "The Vietnam War," the series, has other flaws.

Impeachment? Resignation? Scenarios for an Orange Elephant

Does alt-right violence make Trump's impeachment or resignation more attainable?

Crystal Field: Making Street Theater for Five Decades

In street theater, "you have only yourself, your passion and what you believe in."
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