Category Archives: government

Unmusical Chairs

By Rebecca Solnit in Harper’s It’s often forgotten that the idea of the political spectrum—of politics having a left and right—has a physical origin. It comes from the seating arrangements at the National Assembly of 1789, the first year of … Continue reading

Posted in France, government, Thought-Provoking Analysis

All Politics Is National Because All Media Are National

By Dan Hopkins of FiveThirtyEight It didn’t used to be this way. State and local governments have a huge influence on citizens’ daily lives. They spend people’s tax dollars. They decide how schools operate and what constitutes a crime. And … Continue reading

Posted in FiveThirtyEight, government, Media