Ronald Reagan’s Legacy of Poverty and Death

How a President’s legacy will forever be tainted by his lethal beliefs.

Polarizing as a First Lady, the Redemption of Nancy Reagan

She was loved. She was reviled. Christopher MacNeil brings balance to the conversation —who was Nancy Reagan?

What The Republican Party Could’ve Been (And Might Still Become)

The Republican Party has lost its soul–but maybe, just maybe, it’s not too late.

When Religion and American Politics Became One

The Republican presidential platform was built on a specific brand of Christianity. Where did it come from and how did it happen?

Ronald Reagan – I Take the Good With The Bad

Rich Monetti is a liberal who doesn’t hate Ronald Reagan, and here’s why.

The Day Rock Hudson Got AIDS: A Turning Point in American Culture

ndrew Smiler reflects on the cultural changes that followed the announcement that Rock Hudson had AIDS.

Scott Walker Channels The Gipper

When it comes to how the Cold War ended, Scott Walker believes a pretty strange version of history.

2015 Welcomes Generation X!

Generation X, your moment has arrived!

Mitt Romney Is No Ronald Reagan

Romney’s third run for the presidency bears little resemblance to The Gipper’s three.

Mrs. Smith (Pitt) Goes to Washington? Angelina Jolie Should

Brains, heart and experience combined with charisma, charm and a great work ethic, are all the ingredients we need in our representatives in Washington

Ignore All That Mandateology

Politicians win elections, they don’t win mandates.

Why Are Millennials More Liberal And Less Trusting?

Millennial attitudes toward trust reflect the right wing’s teaching every-man-for-himself ideology

Joe Biden and Ryan Braun: Performance-Enhanced Alpha Males

There are genuine issues of goodness or badness to worry about in the world, but they do not involve Ryan Braun and other PED users.

Ariel Sharon Dies at 85 After Decades as Polarising Presence

Few contemporary figures could match Sharon’s talent for invoking such contradictory sentiments by two American presidents.

Nelson Mandela: Why the Backlash is Wrong

Wilkine Brutus on how the absurd comments against Mandela are lacking the full scope of context.

Masculinity Is Dead. Long Live Masculinity.

Andrew Smiler says that reports of manhood’s demise are premature. It’s as healthy, dynamic, and contradictory as ever.