Barack Obama

Heavy Is the Head

Eliot Cohen’s ‘The Hollow Crown’ intertwines Shakespearean insights with the history of statesmen, past and present.

Why Democrats Lose When They Play Identity Politics

They’ve been led astray by their own ‘shadow party.’

Who Wants to Buy a Monorail?

The soft utopianism of easy choices.

The History of the Debt Ceiling, Explained

The measure was first implemented not to keep debt down but to more easily increase it.

Bartlett’s Familiar-to-Liberals Quotations

A new edition has a decided ideological bent.