Politics

Is the Muslim Brotherhood a Terrorist Group?

President Trump wants to designate the Muslim Brotherhood, an international Islamist movement, as a terrorist organization. The designation would impose sanctions on the group and those who do business with it. Officials in the Pentagon and State Department have raised objections to the plan, saying that the Muslim Brotherhood does not meet the legal definition of a terrorist group and ...

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Two Early Presidents Who Questioned the Wisdom of ‘the People’

THE PROBLEM OF DEMOCRACY The Presidents Adams Confront the Cult of PersonalityBy Nancy Isenberg and Andrew Burstein Many Americans might be surprised to learn that neither the Declaration of Independence nor the Constitution includes the word “democracy.” The gentlemen-authors of those documents conformed to an 18th-century understanding of the term and regarded the prospect of rule by the people as ...

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Moving Alabama Into the Modern Age

BENDING TOWARD JUSTICEThe Birmingham Church Bombing That Changed the Course of Civil RightsBy Doug Jones As he fell behind an accused sexual predator in returns from Alabama’s 2017 Senate election, Doug Jones admits, he allowed himself an almost “unbearable” lament familiar to thousands of frustrated Alabamians who came of age in the George Wallace era: “Oh, my poor home state.” ...

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