The Left once tried to own the legacy of America’s Bicentennial, but ran into ideological and structural roadblocks all too familiar today.

The stories we tell ourselves about the free market shatter in a Cleveland hospital.

The good doctor’s latest pieties echo an ugly part of the American past, argues Steven Lubet.

“Law and order” has often been a flimsy cover for advancing the ruthless interests of white Americans.

Why do we talk about “reopening” the economy, as if it were a bodega or a Bennigan’s? Americans trip over political metaphors yet again.

People talk of a “constitutional crisis” these days as if we haven’t been in one for years, says historian Jason Tebbe.

Politics, like life in general, swings this way and that, but it’s never a simple pendulum.

Social movements from Occupy Wall Street and Black Lives Matter to #metoo have through their activism rejected the inheritances of the past and created new ways of understanding our contemporary world and acting in the present.