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Recent articles by Paul:

Democrats can reclaim rural America — and Jane Kleeb wants to show them how: Part 2

Nebraska Democrat Jane Kleeb on how Democrats can still win rural votes — and how to address guns and abortion → Read More

Here’s how Democrats can reclaim rural America – A

One of the most dominant facets of conventional wisdom in American politics is that rural America is solidly and self-evidently conservative and Republican, so it's a waste of time, energy and resources for Democrats to try to compete away from the coasts and the big cities. The fiasco of this year' → Read More

Can Democrats reclaim rural America? Jane Kleeb says yes — and wants to show them how

Nebraska Democrat Jane Kleeb on the Keystone pipeline and how her party can win back the heartland: Part 1 of 2 → Read More

So much for "originalism": Trump's impeachment defense is a constitutional Dumpster fire

Conservatives supposedly believe in constitutional "originalism" — but now they're dumping it to defend Trump → Read More

Religious wars: With the Christian right on the offensive, activists are fighting back

Trump's administration is pushing a Christian nationalist agenda — but a diverse coalition is pushing back hard → Read More

Not fake news: Major study finds no "liberal bias" in media — but there are other problems

Yes, the media is liberal — but there's no "gatekeeping bias." If anything, journalists have become too cautious → Read More

With a new decade — a new hope? Reasons for optimism in a disordered world

It's darkest before the dawn: Social scientists say our time of crisis holds hope for change, renewal and rebirth → Read More

Impeachment in an alternate universe: Will Ralph Nader's "missing" charges haunt America's future?

Ralph Nader proposes a sweeping 12-count impeachment that covers Trump's many crimes — and those that preceded him → Read More

From ancient Athens to the town hall: Can a new wave of deliberative democracy save the world?

"Citizens' assemblies" and similar forms of ground-level democracy are suddenly everywhere. Can we all get along? → Read More

"Irony and Outrage," part 2: Why Colbert got serious — and why Donald Trump isn't funny

Media scholar Dannagal Goldthwaite Young talks Colbert, Oliver, Maddow — and Donald Trump's humor impairment → Read More

“Irony and Outrage”: How different — and how similar — are Fox News and Samantha Bee?

Media scholar Dannagal Goldthwaite Young on how right-wing outrage and left-liberal satire have reshaped our world → Read More

Impeachment as a struggle to save democracy — from the pathological cult of Donald Trump

History shows how democracy can give way to "pathocracy" ruled by disordered individuals. Are we heading that way? → Read More

Fundamentalism and authoritarianism: How the party of ‘law and order’ become the party of crooks and crime? – A

Whatever happened to the Republicans as the “party of law and order”? True, Richard Nixon, who first branded the party that way, was lying when he famously said, “I am not a crook.” Both Watergate and the Iran-Contra scandal rank among the most notorious examples of executive branch lawlessness in o → Read More

Republicans, a history: How did the party of "law and order" become the party of crooks and crime?

Fundamentalism and authoritarianism pushed the Republicans from low-grade mendacity into a threat to democracy → Read More

The Democrats' endless unicorn hunt: #TooFarLeft, or not nearly left enough?

Deval Patrick and Mike Bloomberg are not the answer: Committing to a coherent set of progressive principles is → Read More

Virginia's new blue wave: A portrait of things to come — or things left undone?

Democrats won a sweeping victory last week — which was also a missed opportunity. Here are the lessons for 2020 → Read More

Donald Trump and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: "Disordered Minds" who think alike

Author Ian Hughes on why al-Baghdadi's death solves nothing, and how Trump is part of the same global disorder → Read More

Republicans' fantasy Constitution: Trump and the "phony emoluments clause"

Trump's attack on the Constitution is nothing new for the right, which has long tried to write its own version → Read More

Beyond those dumb debates: To win, Democrats must reframe the discussion about America's future

To win elections and reshape America's future, Democrats must embrace an inclusive, progressive national narrative → Read More

Science historian reveals how science came under attack from the right — and how it can bridge that gap

In December 2004, science historian Naomi Oreskes published a study in Science magazine, refuting the assertion that climate science is highly uncertain. In a literature survey of 928 papers, she found that 75% either explicitly or implicitly accepted the consensus explanation of human-caused global → Read More