Article Archive

Four Flashpoints

As Donald Trump takes office, the clock will already be ticking in each of these regions.

January 17, 2017

Trump on Border Adjustment

He’s right to be skeptical, but his specific complaints don’t hold water.

January 17, 2017

Presidents, Profits, and Princes

Clinton supporters have a new fantasy of bringing down Trump with the Emoluments Clause.

January 17, 2017

Sexual Blackmail’s Long History

It’s hardly an unusual tactic for intelligence agencies.

January 16, 2017

Fight at the Border

Can we fix the corporate tax and achieve Trump’s trade goals at the same time?

January 16, 2017

James M. Perry, 1927–2016

He was a throwback to the straight-up journalism of old.

January 13, 2017

Will Donald Trump Shred the Iran Nuclear Deal?

Or is that the least of our problems when it comes to U.S.-Iranian relations?

January 12, 2017

The Trouble With Silence

Martin Scorsese ponders the deepest theological questions.

January 12, 2017

Does Promoting American Values Make the World Safer?

The State Department opens the U.S. Diplomacy Center pavilion.

January 11, 2017

How a Former CIA Officer Reads the Trump Dossier

Fact, fiction, or speculation?

January 11, 2017

Top-Down Frustration in a Bottom‑Up World

Wall Street and the Fed have stacked the deck against Main Street—and the nation’s long-term prosperity is at risk.

January 11, 2017

The Detached Poet

Wallace Stevens’s poetry contained little but expressed much.

January 11, 2017

An Obamacare Update

Repeal-and-delay, RIP.

January 10, 2017

Obamacare Repeal Unravels?

Without repeal-and-delay, there are few realistic options for scrapping the law.

January 10, 2017

The ‘Reverse Kissinger’

Nixon played China off of the USSR; Trump can play Russia off of China.

January 10, 2017

Not Guilty, Pay Anyway: An Update

Again, how does this make it all the way to the Supreme Court?

January 9, 2017

Streep’s MMA Diss

Maybe it’s not “the arts,” but it has no diversity problem.

January 9, 2017

After the ‘End of History’

The Age of Great Expectations and the great void

January 9, 2017

The New Obamacare Dilemma

Republicans find themselves in a precarious position.

January 9, 2017