Mark Schmitt is director of the program on political reform at the New America Foundation and former executive editor of The American Prospect.
The American political system wasn't built to handle showdowns, culture wars, crises of legitimacy, or bids for total power.Mark SchmittJun 13, 2010
The figures on his blackboard aren't the "wizards" or "masterminds" of current politics. But they are real figures in the history of liberalism.Mark SchmittJun 07, 2010
Recent reassessments of John V. Lindsay's years as mayor of New York challenge familiar assumptions about the 1960s and 1970s.Mark SchmittMay 21, 2010