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- Feb 5 201726 minutes
America Is Still The Future
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- Feb 6 20173 minutes
How President Trump Is Trampling Precedent
THE OLD WASHINGTON ADAGE OF “Watch what we do, not what we say” is hard to apply to someone as serially outrageous as Donald Trump. But for all his untethered pronouncements about voter fraud and crowd size and media bias, it was President Trump’s br
- Dec 9 20163 minutes
Online 'Sextortion' Is On The Rise
Sextortionists are hacking accounts and threatening blackmail victims for more.
- Feb 3 201724 minutes
Can California Stop Trumpism At Its Borders?
California is preparing to lead the national revolt against the new president.
- Feb 2 20179 minutes
Against Willpower: Willpower is a dangerous, old idea that needs to be scrapped.
Thomas1 was a highly successful and mild-mannered lawyer who was worried about his drinking. When he came to see me at my psychotherapy practice, his wine intake had crept up to six or seven glasses a night, and he was starting to hide it from his fa
- Jun 1 20162 minutes
How Real Brilliance Is Measured
Rather than looking at typical benchmarks, we focus on the ideas, almost all fueled by passion and implemented by strong leaders.
- Jan 27 20173 minutes
How Trump-O-Nomics Will Bring Back The '80s
An exploding U.S. deficit and the devaluation of the renminbi make a trade war with China all but inevitable.
- Feb 17 20179 minutes
This 'Swamp' Has No Drain!
It's a bright new day for lobbyists and special interests in Washington, D.C., who seem to have little trouble gaining access to Trump's White House.
- Feb 1 20179 minutes
I asked one of my students to explain his support for Trump. The answer was more than I bargained for.
- Jan 30 20175 minutes
What Trump's Executive Order on Immigration Does—and Doesn't Do
The Trump administration appears to have reversed the ban on green-card holders from seven predominantly Muslim countries.
- Feb 2 20177 minutes
Why You Didn’t See It Coming: When scale confounds our perceptions, stories can clarify them.
You don’t see it coming. You probably couldn’t if you tried. The effects of large changes in scale are frequently beyond our powers of perception, even our imagination. They seem to emerge out of nowhere: the cumulative effects of climate change, the
- Jul 1 20132 minutes
The Art of Efficiency: How to Do One Thing at a Time
Energy levels rise and dip every 90 minutes, here is how to make the most of your time.
- Jan 25 20173 minutes
1984 Isn’t the Only Book Enjoying a Revival
Works by Sinclair Lewis, John Steinbeck, and Hannah Arendt have also had a spike in interest over the past year.
- Jan 12 20173 minutes
The Revolt of Working Parents
Mothers—and some fathers—are increasingly suing employers for discriminating against working parents. They are succeeding.
- 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
- Feb 6 20174 minutes
Trump Vs. The Rule Of Law
One weekend came close to undoing the firm legal foundation that’s let U.S. business thrive
- Jan 27 201711 minutes
We sorted all of Trump's tweets since the election into 16 categories, from domestic policy to self-congratulations.
- Jan 30 20175 minutes
Trump’s Uncertainty Principle
Pay no attention to the strongman who may or may not be behind the curtain
- Feb 17 201716 minutes
Putin’s Middle East Dream: The Russia Takeover
Russia is clawing its way back to being a superpower—at the expense of U.S. influence and prestige.
- Feb 7 20175 minutes
Video Games Do Guilt Better Than Any Other Art
The idea that motion pictures can be works of art has been around since the 1920s, and it hasn’t really been disputed since. It’s easy to see why—cinema shares characteristics with theater in terms of acting, direction, music, set design, narrative,
- Jan 22 20175 minutes
Donald Trump's Authoritarian Politics of Memory
Driven by opportunism, pragmatism, or fear, many begin to forget that they used to think certain things were unacceptable.
- Jan 30 20173 minutes
Denied Clemency, Snowden Remains Trapped In Putin’s Game
RUSSIA WAS NEVER MEANT TO BE Edward Snowden’s final destination. When he decided in 2013 to leave his comfortable job in Hawaii as a U.S. intelligence contractor and expose his government’s most invasive spying programs, the whistle-blower knew he wa
- 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.
- 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 20 201710 minutes
Why Obama Can't Pardon Snowden
A three-year investigation found that key parts of Snowden's story do not check out.
- Aug 1 20162 minutes
5 Crucial Performance Metrics
MEASURE WHAT REALLY MATTERS AND YOU’LL MULTIPLY YOUR LEADERSHIP IMPACT EXPONENTIALLY.
- Dec 1 20163 minutes
Why Violence Against Nurses Has Spiked In The Last Decade
Hospital patients are attacking staff at an alarming rate, and there are no federal regulations requiring employers to provide any protection.
- Feb 5 20179 minutes
Russia: Life After Trust
Once you lose faith in one institution, you start to lose faith in them all. Lessons from Putin’s Moscow.
- Feb 5 20172 minutes
The Circus Comes To America
Covering Washington’s big power shifts, then and now.
- Feb 3 20177 minutes
When ‘Locker Room Talk’ Leads To Suspensions
Elite colleges including Harvard and Columbia are suspending athletes due to lewd private messages.