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Honest news. Smart analysis. Good faith.
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.
The Bulwark was founded to provide analysis and reporting in defense of America’s liberal democracy.
That’s it. That’s the mission.
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The Bulwark was founded in 2018 by Sarah Longwell, Charlie Sykes, and Bill Kristol. The idea, then and now, was to tell you what we think—with honesty and good faith.
To put country over party.
To know that we’re all in this together.
And to build a home for the politically homeless.
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