- Dec 12 20165 minutes
Global Conflicts To Watch In 2017
The greatest unknown for U.S. interests in the world might be the United States itself.
- Jan 10 20174 minutes
What The World Might Look Like In 5 Years, According To U.S. Intelligence
Even America's own government analysts see the American Era drawing to a close.
- Jan 9 201714 minutes
The World Is Not Enough
Emirates has every advantage an airline could want. And it still might run out of sky
- Dec 26 20162 minutes
Donald Trump’s Newworld Disorder
The post-World War II global order is a great U.S. achievement. It should not be imperiled
- Jan 2 20177 minutes
The Era Of American Global Leadership Is Over. Here’s What Comes Next
AS IN THE PAST, THE DAY WILL BE COLD. Melania will hold the Bible. The kids will stand by proudly. The new President will recite his lines carefully, smile broadly and change history. And American international leadership, a constant since 1945, will
- Dec 31 20162 minutes
5 Numbers That Explain Education In 2016
From record-high graduation rates to the percentage of students who attend charters, here are some figures that help tell the story of U.S. schools over the last year.
- Jan 20 201719 minutes
The Donald Trump Cabinet Tracker
The Senate confirmed the first two members of the new president’s administration: James Mattis as defense secretary and John Kelly as homeland security secretary.
- Dec 19 201612 minutes
On Chinese Aquaculture Farms, The Fish Are Pumped With Antibiotics, As Are The Pigs, Whose Waste Feeds The Fish. So Let’s Talk About That Seafood Platter
From the air, the Pearl River Delta in southern China’s Guangdong province resembles a mass of human cells under a microscope. Hundreds of thousands of tiny rectangular blocks, all of them shades of green, are clustered between cities and waterways.
- Jan 9 20173 minutes
Dollar So Ripped, It Might Actually Rip
The greenback is at a 14-year high and could keep rising | It’s the “noose around the neck of the global economy”
- Oct 10 20167 minutes
The Killing Season Inside Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s War on Drugs
AROUND 11 P.M. ON JULY 25, RESTITUTO Castro received an anonymous text message asking him to leave his house in northern Manila and go to the corner of the MacArthur Highway. Just hours earlier, the new Philippine President, 71-year-old Rodrigo Duter
- Dec 15 20164 minutes
What If Consumers Just Want To Buy Junk Food?
Americans may say they’re seeking out healthier fare, but sales figures tell a different story.
- Dec 23 20166 minutes
Bitcoin Is Being Monitored By The U.S. Government
Cryptocurrencies pose a threat to national security, some experts warn.
- Dec 29 20167 minutes
Democrats Have A Religion Problem
A conversation with Michael Wear, a former Obama White House staffer, about the party’s illiteracy on and hostility toward faith
- Jan 2 20174 minutes
Why America Is Losing Asia
Donald Trump’s victory may hasten a retreat from the region
- Jan 9 20173 minutes
The Patriotic Response To Populism
Demagogues hijacked patriotism last year. It’s time to take it back
- Dec 8 20166 minutes
Is Fermented Tea Making People Feel Enlightened Because Of ... Alcohol?
The ethanol in kombucha has some regulators concerned about the popular microbial drink.
- Jan 16 20175 minutes
Did the global elite’s devotion to borderless capitalism sow the seeds of a populist backlash? | “The Davos vision of the world has not delivered a broad-based economic recovery”
- Dec 8 20167 minutes
Glenn Beck’s Regrets
His paranoid style paved the road for Trumpism. Now he fears what’s been unleashed.
- Dec 27 201613 minutes
‘What The Russians Did Was Utterly Unprecedented’
The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee criticizes Donald Trump, and the leader and members of his own party, for mishandling a “grave danger” to the republic.
- Dec 11 20163 minutes
The Last Time New York Felt Blue
The mood after Bush beat Kerry, and the ways our writers thought about it.
- Jan 2 20172 minutes
U.S. Where Washington Fails To Drive Progress, Cities Will Act
THE NEW TRUMP ADMINISTRATION WILL DOMINATE headlines in 2017, but the biggest changes in the way we live will be driven not by Washington but by cities. Even with one party in control of both Congress and the White House, special interests will cont
- Jan 9 20174 minutes
Republicans want to kill the Affordable Care Act without paying a political price | “They don’t know what to do. They’re like the dog that caught the bus”
- Jun 27 20161 minute
American Slaves Emancipated Themselves
TO MANY AMERICANS, THE END OF SLAVERY is synonymous with Abraham Lincoln, who signed the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863. But that’s hardly the whole story. And it discounts the agency of thousands of slaves who voted with their feet for freedom.
- Dec 12 20164 minutes
‘We Must As A Nation Be More Unpredictable’
The president-elect ignores 40 years of protocol | “Beijing does not dictate who the president of the United States speaks to”
- Dec 5 201628 minutes
Trump’s Interests Vs. America’s, Taiwan Edition
The Trump Organization’s apparent interest in expanding to Taiwan adds to concerns over the president-elect’s phone call with the island's president.
- Nov 28 20164 minutes
The U.S. Continues To Come Apart In The Wake Of A Divisive Election
THERE WAS PROBABLY NO WAY THE insurgent campaign that propelled Donald Trump to his upset victory was simply going to stop the day after the election. It had too big a head of steam. But instead of morphing into a cable channel after a loss, as many
- Jan 18 20172 minutes
Why Would Trump Want A Weaker Dollar?
Surprise remarks by the president-elect, which depart from decades of U.S. policy, sent American currency into a tumble.
- Dec 30 20165 minutes
What Would Change Your Mind About President Trump?
An exercise for his supporters and critics
- Nov 21 20162 minutes
Trump’s Foreign Policy is Unilateral—and Worrying
DONALD TRUMP’S FOREIGN POLICY? STILL UP IN THE AIR at this point. With Hillary Clinton, we would have known exactly what we were getting. That was her biggest selling point—and a big part of the problem. But Trump is the ultimate black box. Much of t
- Dec 21 201612 minutes
The Spiritual Crisis Of The Modern Economy
The main source of meaning in American life is a meritocratic competition that makes those who struggle feel inferior.