The Bulwark

Courting Disaster

These days, it is looking more and more like the federal courts—and possibly a slim majority of the Supreme Court—will be deciding issues that belong in the hands of Congress and the voters. This is not...

David French on ‘David Frenchism’

Today on the Bulwark podcast, David French from National Review joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about "David Frenchism." What is the future of the conservatism when it comes to classical liberalism or illiberalism? Also, what is "performative wokeness?" Special Guest: David French. ...

Truth Hurts

The Soviet Union treated history as a tool to be used to gather support for whatever the Communist party line happened to be at the moment. As a recent New York Times editorial correctly pointed out,...

The Case for Progressive Capitalism

The Gilded Age defies nostalgia. From roughly 1870 into the early 20th century, America spawned ostentatious opulence, income inequality, class immobility, grinding poverty, and the corporate monopolization of legal, economic, and political power. By 1890, the...

One Man, One Vote, One Dollar

Now that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has weighed in on Congressional pay, the issue has been given a quick death by acute political radiation poisoning: The freshman socialist supported raising congressional pay until it was discovered that Republican...

Jonathan Allen on Iowa Barnstorming

On today's Bulwark podcast, NBC's Jonathan Allen joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about the lessons of 2016 for Democrats, does policy matter in 2020? A look at how the Biden / Trump shadowboxing played out in Iowa, what Justin Amash's future may be, and the...