Donald Trump Is Not a Populist. He's the Voice of Aggrieved Privilege.
August 24, 2015

Trump plays to the anxiety of those who fear losing their status to people they regard as their social inferiors.

“Progressives Have Some Catching Up to Do”
April 30, 2015

Inside activists' plan to re-stock the left's weak bench.

The Big Question Democrats Need to Ask Themselves Before They Nominate Hillary
November 12, 2014

Hillary Clinton Can Win in 2016, But What About 2018?

Dave Brat's Win Over Eric Cantor Exposed the Unholy Tea Party-Wall Street Alliance
June 12, 2014

Eric Cantor's loss was a much-needed clarifying moment. Here's why.

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?
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.

Step Aside, New York City. Los Angeles's Populism Is for Real.
January 13, 2014

In Los Angeles, the conditions are ideal for populist proposals—like the highest minimum wage in the country.

Here Comes the Anti-Government Left
January 12, 2014

Bill de Blasio and Elizabeth Warren stand for two distinct, if overlapping, worldviews. And only one plays well nationally. 

The Question at the Heart of the Democratic Schism
December 15, 2013

No one quite knows how to define "populism." Which is good news for vested interests who want to attack reform.