23 Jun 2006 - 12 Jun 2022
Nick Hanauer & Eric Beinhocker: What prosperity is, where growth comes from, why markets work—and how we resolve the tension between a prosperous world and a moral one.
William A. Galston & Elaine C. Kamarck: New thinking and favorable demography have largely addressed the Democrats’ old problems. Now it’s the Republicans who can’t face reality.
Andrew S. Weiss: The “reset” with Russia worked, until Putin sabotaged it. Now the relationship is in tatters. Here’s how to save it—if we even want to bother.
Richard V. Reeves, Isabel Sawhill, & Kimberly Howard: The first two years of life are crucial. We need to help lower-income parents do better—and demand that they do.
Henry Farrell: The good, bad, and ugly among our new breed of cyber-critics, and the economic imperatives that drive them.
Joan Walsh: Four years after Obama took office, George Packer sees little hope for the liberal project. Why is he—along with many, many others—so depressed?
J.J. Goldberg: There is and will always be anti-Semitism. But has it really remained unchanged from medieval times to fin-de-siècle Europe to today?
Seyla Benhabib: Albert O. Hirschman lived a dramatic twentieth-century life and sought to use it to create a more humane social science.
Meg Jacobs: Finally—about 40 years too late—the tide may be turning against austerity.
Diana Wueger: The gun industry and lobby have a stranglehold on our politics, but a rhetorical shift by gun-control advocates could help break it.
The Editors: Michael Tomasky introduces Issue #30
Bruce Raynor & Andy Stern: Waiting for the workers to rise up isn’t a new idea—it’s the same idea that got labor into its mess in the first place. A response to Rich Yeselson.
Democracy Readers: Letters from our readers
Ethan Porter: Party platforms don’t matter—but they can, and they should. A platform-writing process that included party faithful could energize our politics.
Nathan Kelly: Many factors contribute to changes in what is called “income concentration” over time, including major economic and demographic shifts. The U.S. political system also encourages concentration of income at the very top—specifically the aspect of the system that produce blockages to policy changes.
Joe Feinglass: Despite spending over twice as much on health care per person as any other nation, the United States remains the only wealthy country that fails to ensure health insurance coverage for all.
Marc F. Bellemare: A puzzling pattern has caught the attention of scholars who study public policies toward agriculture: as nations grow wealthier and more industrialized, they actually spend more on public supports for shrinking agricultural sectors. The United States is certainly a case in point.
The Sidney Hillman Foundation:
On Monday, December 2, the Sidney Hillman Foundation is hosting an event in New York City on the changing face of unionism. The panel will feature Rich Yeselson, whose recent essay in Democracy
, “Fortress Unionism,”
will be a focus of the discussion.
MSNBC: Democracy editor Michael Tomasky appeared on the October 21 edition of MSNBC’s “Hardball with Chris Matthews” to discuss the Tea Party. He appeared with FreedomWorks CEO Matt Kibbe.
MSNBC: On Wednesday, September 25, Democracy editor Michael Tomasky appeared on MSNBC’s “NOW with Alex Wagner” to discuss the politics of the Affordable Care Act and Republican opposition to its implementation.