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You may have noticed that sh*t has gotten weird the last few years.

Fox News hosting a White Power Hour. Twitter turning into Pepe Town Alt-Light X. An entire political movement obsessed with drag queens and bathrooms. Pandemics, insurrections, and a Bad Orange Man.

At the heart of all this weirdness is a reconsideration of liberalism and democracy that started in Europe and has migrated to America.

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Cathy Young 

Russian-Jewish-American writer. Author, Ceasefire: Why Women & Men Must Join Forces to Achieve True Equality (1999). Writer, The Bulwark. Newsday columnist, Reason contributing editor.

Will Saletan 

I'm a writer at the Bulwark. Email: Twitter handle: @saletan. Question everything.

A.B. Stoddard 

A.B. Stoddard is a columnist at The Bulwark, and a guest host on Sirius XM’s POTUS Channel.

Joe Perticone 

Joe Perticone is national political reporter at The Bulwark. He previously reported on Congress and campaigns at Business Insider and IJR. Follow him on Twitter, Threads, or Instagram: @JoePerticone. He can be reached at:

Katie Cooper

News and politics producer

Martyn Wendell Jones 

Associate Editor, the Bulwark

Charlie Sykes 

Host, Bulwark Podcast; author, “Morning Shots” newsletter; Contributor, MSNBC; Author, "How the Right Lost Its Mind" Email:

Jim Swift 

Senior Editor, The Bulwark

Tim Miller 

Writer-at-Large, The Bulwark Host of the Next Level Podcast

Mona Charen 

Policy Editor at The Bulwark. Host of Beg to Differ podcast.

William Kristol

Editor at Large, The Bulwark. Director, Defending Democracy Together. Host, Conversations with Bill Kristol.

Adam Keiper 

Executive Editor, The Bulwark ( Cofounder, The New Atlantis ( and American Purpose (

Catherine Lowe 

Herding cats for The Bulwark.

Benjamin Parker 

Senior Editor, The Bulwark

Hannah Yoest 

Art Director for The Bulwark and author of the Hellcat newsletter.

Jonathan V. Last 

Editor, The Bulwark

Sonny Bunch 

Culture Editor