Luke Brinker


The flaws of ahistorical activism

The progressive policies of Israel’s government are in line with the broader views of activists that dismiss it as an apartheid state.


May 21, 2013

The politics of paranoia

The far-right’s tendency to unjustly vilify those that oppose its views is becoming a central facet of the modern GOP.


May 7, 2013

All things in moderation

Despite promising to advance a progressive agenda, Obama is moving too close to center on key issues in his second term.


April 23, 2013

Antisocial conservatism

Dems shouldn’t let concerns about losing support detract from the positives of GOP’s increasing acceptance of same-sex marriage.


April 9, 2013

A change in political climate

In Obama’s second term, the issue of climate change may gain renewed traction.


March 12, 2013

Party planning

If Hillary declines to run in 2016, Democrats will have to figure out what their party stands for.


February 25, 2013

Scouting the horizon

The Boy Scouts of America risk being on wrong side of history by making discrimination an option.


February 11, 2013

A second chance at change

After four years of struggling to articulate his agenda, Obama's MLK Day inaugural speech could signal a new political moment.


January 29, 2013

In Lew of progress

Obama’s Treasury nominee is more a creature of Wall Street than Main Street.


January 14, 2013

A deficit of good ideas

Fix the Debt is more concerned with its wealthy donors than building a bright future.


December 4, 2012