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by Graham Vyse

Subtraction and Division

What has the coronavirus pandemic done to America’s young students? Morgan Polikoff on learning loss, widening inequality, and their consequences for democratic life.
Education 9 min read
by Michael Bluhm

Left Turn

Why are voters across Latin America rejecting right-wing authoritarian populists? Amy Erica Smith on economic inequality, cultural backlash, and a shifting anger with elites.
Democracy 12 min read
by Graham Vyse

Misdirection

Where are the real threats to voting rights and elections in the U.S.? Jessica Huseman on how Democratic legislative priorities are distracting from Republicans’ most consequential political initiatives.
Democracy 14 min read
by Michael Bluhm

Under Pressure

How did a gas pipeline from Russia to Germany become central to the fate of Ukraine? Anatol Lieven on the intense game of diplomacy going on with Moscow, Berlin, Washington, and Kyiv.
Economy 13 min read
by Graham Vyse

Textbook Politics

How are laws targeting “critical race theory” in schools affecting U.S. education? Jeffrey Sachs on the emerging culture of censorship and self-censorship in the American classroom.
Democracy 11 min read
by Michael Bluhm

One Year Later

What really happened on January 6? Seth Masket on how Donald Trump’s claims about the 2020 election continue to endanger U.S. democracy.
Democracy 12 min read
by Eve Olivette

Called Apart

Why are America’s white evangelical Christians so resistant to getting vaccinated against the coronavirus? Curtis Chang on the public-health challenges of political polarization and institutional distrust.
Health 15 min read
by Graham Vyse

Evergreen

What drives recurring U.S. cultural conflicts like the “War on Christmas”? Dan Cassino on the logic of identity politics in everyday life.
Democracy 11 min read
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