For Earth Day, 1970, cartoonist Walt Kelly designed a poster with an iconic message: We have met the enemy and he is us. When it comes to democracy, it's true as well...

Real nationalism isn't a threat to democracy in America; it could well be its savior--and ours...

What the Founders intended as the last bulwark in defense of democracy is increasingly undermining it instead, and needs serious reform...

Our nation is a song, one that has been sung, and is yet to be written, a song of harmony and discord, open and concealed...

Finding common ground on the most contentious of moral issues may require first redefining its terms...

The greatest untapped resource to deal with all of America's problems, including the divisions between us, is Americans......

The subject that originated public education has the highest stakes of all, and states like Massachusetts and Illinois are illuminating the path back to the future, aided and abetted by a plethora of ...

Connecting the dots that need to be connected, and why connecting them will be more of an arc than a line...

Tucked into the tax bill were extensive breaks for companies who build in "opportunity zones." We explore whether their promise is as gaseous as their contraction, and what would put them on more soli...

It may not be the race we wanted, but it's the race we have. Who will win, how, and what does winning mean?...

With Parliament's recent votes, the classic emergency call has taken on multiple new meanings for Britain, Europe, and the world...

Oxford, Cambridge, and Webster have all revealed their 'words of the year' for 2018; we review their choices, and add a few choice ones of our own...

Wishing you a Happier 2019, America, with an emphasis on happier. Here's why it's important, and how we can get there, every one by one...

Make America Great Again? George Herbert Walker Bush showed the way, and the path he laid down is still well-lit enough to follow...

Donald Trump's rambling, self-serving Thanksgiving calls to our troops from the comfort of his Florida mansion continue a long history of aversion and disrespect that speak even louder than his words...

Donald Trump is looking in all the wrong places for enemies of the people. Some free advice on where he should look, and why......

Sometimes he says he's a nationalist, sometimes a globalist, but what is Donald Trump, really? We think he deserves his own category, and here's how we would define it...

The Small Business Administration provides billions in relief after hurricanes, wildfires and other disasters... well?...

Their confidence has never been higher, their success has never been more vital; it's time to give small businesses the boost they need to insure U.S. economic leadership for years to come...

Maine Senator Susan Collins seemed to have one particular classic country song playing in her head when she cast her Kavanaugh vote; it really should have been another...

Our Civil War claimed the lives of 620,000 Americans. The uncivil war in full effect this week has the potential to be much, much worse...

In our first blog post for The Moderate Voice, a leading centrist publisher, we put on our activist hats to handicap the upcoming elections, in hopes they won't handicap the nation...

Republicans seem baffled that the only wave the roaring economy appears to be producing for them is a red tide. Here's what they need to learn...

How the War On Poverty became a war on the poor–and what can be done about it, using the best in both liberal and conservative thinking...

There's a paradox at the heart of 'bigger is better' that's been snowballing into fruition since we were last truly united seventy-plus years past...

Recent events, and our responses to them, reveal Trump Derangement Syndrome's true nature...

An iconic American country demonstrates the important of focus in these extraordinarily disorienting times...

Kate Spade, Anthony Bourdain, and Charles Krauthammer led very different lives, but had some very American things in common we can all learn from and be inspired by...

The arc of history is no longer to be confused with the angle of repose, but one change agent and his message remain as vibrant and relevant as they were fifty years ago...

The future of democracy depends on it: what's working, what's stopping it, what's next...

Leading thinkers left & right agree: beneath all the fire and fury there is a transformation taking place. We, the people, will decide whether for better or worse...

None of the standard classifications fit the type of government we have now, so we've had to create our own, defining the basis of its deconstruction in the process...

Muckraking journalist Upton Sinclair spoke with a singular voice. The Sinclair Broadcasting Group does too. In a tale of two journalisms, similarities end there...

Super-majorities of Americans have supported significant gun law reforms through tragedy after tragedy without result. Seven reasons why this time it will be different...

Donald Trump's new infrastructure “plan” seeks to build bridges, roads, and more out of smoke and mirrors. We break it down before it does...

In the Washington Monthly, we explain why Parkland Florida's students have been such effective advocates–and why it shouldn't have been a surprise...

How and why the best cure for what ails American democracy is prevention–before it's too late...

As President Trump gets ready to deliver his first State of the Union address, we have some thoughts, one in particular, on a topic that's likely to be a focus...

In the game of life and death in which we find ourselves (all too expectedly), it's not the size of the button that matters...