John B. Judis

Who Bears More Responsibility for the War in Gaza?
July 25, 2014

Hamas's rocket attacks may have been the immediate cause, but history tells a different story.

John Kerry's First Peace Effort in Israel and Palestine Failed, But Now He Needs to Try Again
July 09, 2014

Can the United States end the cycle of violence between Israelis and Palestinians?

Ten Reasons Why Baseball Is Better than Soccer
July 04, 2014

Ten reasons why baseball is better than soccer.

The Last Time the Supreme Court Meddled in Women's Health, It Was a Big Setback for the GOP
July 02, 2014

In 1990, Webster v. Reproductive Health Services lifted Democratic fortunes across the country. 

The Middle East That France and Britain Drew Is Finally Unravelling
And there's very little the U.S. can do to stop it
June 26, 2014

Now that map is crumbling.

Obama Has Two Options on Iraq. Both Are Terrible.
June 19, 2014

Obama hopes to keep Iraq from falling apart, but it is going to be very difficult.

Meet the Sarah Palin Enthusiast Who May Have Been the Best American Historian of His Generation
June 17, 2014

Martin J. Sklar, an American historian who has never received his due, died on April 27.

Democrats, Don't Dance on Cantor's Grave
Because you'll be digging your own in November
June 12, 2014

Because you'll be digging your own in November.

Dave Brat and the Triumph of Rightwing Populism
June 11, 2014

Dave Brat defeated Eric Cantor by making an appeal to rightwing populism.

The Last Time Fatcats Tanked the Economy, the Backlash Was Huge. Why Didn't That Happen This Time?
Explaining the power of 21st century plutocracy
June 02, 2014

From the Populists to the New Deal, political movements have relied on the middle class. Obama has, just barely, helped them stay comfortable enough to stay home.