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- Feb 5 201726 minutes
America Is Still The Future
A love letter to my new country.
- 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 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 19 20173 minutes
1 “America, in other words, is the country of both Obama and Trump, of the very best and the very worst, and its future is never settled but constantly remade,” Andrew Sullivan wrote in his love letter to his adopted home (“America Is Still the Futur
- 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.
- Feb 20 20175 minutes
How to Win a Trade War With China
There’s a smart way to do it. But Trump seems intent on fighting a kind of enemy that no longer exists
- 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.
- Feb 10 201759 minutes
Trump's Interests vs. America's, Dominican Republic Edition
Despite a promise to stop pursuing foreign deals, the Trump Organization is revisiting a previously abandoned licensing agreement.
- Dec 18 201627 minutes
The 50 Best Podcasts of 2016
From politics shows to horror series, highlights from a year of listening
- 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.
- Feb 13 20171 minute
Guns For The Mentally Incompetent
The National Rifle Association wants payback for its political support
- Feb 7 201712 minutes
He may well try to govern as an authoritarian. Whether he succeeds depends less on what he does than on how civil society responds.
- Jan 20 20176 minutes
The Worst Presidential Inaugurations, Ranked
Recent presidential installation ceremonies have been studiously planned and free of major disasters. It hasn’t always been so.
- Jan 29 20174 minutes
How the Political World Is Reacting to Trump's Immigration Order
The executive order drew criticism from several prominent Republicans but support from party leaders. Democrats roundly denounced the policy.
- Jan 31 20175 minutes
The Complicated Relevance of Dr. Seuss's Political Cartoons
The children’s author’s early works have been finding a new audience among those opposed to the “America First” policies of President Trump.
- Jan 16 20171 minute
For The Record
‘It should be a wake-up call to this nation.’ ANDREW CUOMO, governor of New York, announcing on Jan. 3 a plan to offer free state-college tuition to hundreds of thousands of middle- and low-income New Yorkers; if it passes the state legislature, it
- Feb 9 20174 minutes
Trump's Advisers Want to Return Humans to the Moon in Three Years
The plan could dramatically shift the mission of the space agency, prioritizing low-Earth orbit activity over distant exploration.
- Jan 22 20173 minutes
The 'Far Right' in America: A Brief Taxonomy
Untangling the different figures and factions, from the Klan to the alt-right.
- Jan 16 20172 minutes
The Top Global Risks For 2017, A Year Of Geopolitical Recession
The Inauguration of Donald Trump on Jan. 20 is set to bring to an end the 70-year era of Pax Americana, when U.S. hegemony in security, trade and the promotion of values provided stability for the global economy. In its absence, the world will fall i
- Jan 29 20176 minutes
The Betrayal of Legal Immigrants Who Followed the Rules
Donald Trump sowed fear and anger at U.S. airports over the weekend by preventing the entry of green-card holders, a group most Republicans claim to value and failed to protect.
- Jan 5 20178 minutes
Donald Trump’s Asymmetric War on the Establishment
There may come a day when we look back at the intense, instantaneous interest that Donald Trump’s tweets once produced and we chuckle, noting how President Trump’s Twitter postings, now shorn of their novelty, generate roughly as much attention as a
- Jan 6 20175 minutes
Trump Vs. The Spies
In defense of the intelligence community
- Feb 10 20179 minutes
Behind the Internet's Anti-Democracy Movement
White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is reportedly a reader of neoreactionary political theory. A tour through the pro-authoritarian philosophy gaining visibility on the right.
- 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
- Jan 17 20173 minutes
Will Hollywood Learn From Hidden Figures’s Success?
The film is poised to gross at least $100 million on a comparatively small budget—yet another reminder that audiences will pay to see diverse stories.
- Jan 3 20176 minutes
The Original Sharing Economy
For most of human history, there was no such thing as private property.
- Feb 3 20174 minutes
Elon Musk Is Betting Big on Donald Trump
Less than a week before the 2016 presidential election, when most media observers thought Hillary Clinton was a lock to win, Elon Musk called CNBC and unloaded on Donald Trump. “He doesn't seem to have the sort of character that reflects well on the
- Feb 13 20174 minutes
Studios were set for a jump in China’s quota on U.S. films this year. Then came President Trump | “There is a disconnect between what Trump…might want to do and what Hollywood wants”
- Feb 1 20174 minutes
Why now is the time to retire the idea of retirement.
- Jan 27 20174 minutes
Donald Trump Trolls Silicon Valley
The new regime has had enough of smarty-pants geeks inventing stuff and making billions.