Why Education Is Democracy’s Best Bet

December 17, 2020

Joyce Appleby, a renowned historian of the Founding Fathers and republican ideology, wrote in her 2001 book "Inheriting the Revolution" that the first generation of Americans (1790-1830) believed a good education was a requirement for every responsible citizen. The majority of men, and notably a...

Searching for the Soul of America

November 13, 2020

The soul of America is a highly sought-after commodity these days. In their victory speeches, both President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris mentioned that they fought for the soul of America in the tightly-contested elections. Some 75 million people agreed, giving the...

How Do You Fix the Soul of the Nation?

November 04, 2020

Nearly every commentator knew that the one certain thing about this presidential election was that everything that followed the date of voting would be uncertain. Inspired by polls that had consistently given Joe Biden a significant lead over the past two or three months, some predicted a...

Stephen Colbert Signs Off on the US Election

November 11, 2016

Politics keeps us from remembering all the things we actually have in common. The US presidential election has been a long, ruthless battle for the hearts and minds of America, and it has come to a spectacular end no one expected. With half the nation jubilant, Stephen Colbert nails it when he...