Article Archive

Could the President Spy on His Political Opponents?

Under the government’s current interpretation of the law, unfortunately, the answer is yes.

March 22, 2017

How About Health-Care Reform for Realists?

Paul Ryan’s plan has all the sustainability of one designed by a right-wing Robespierre.

March 22, 2017

Prepare, Pursue, Prevail!

Onward and upward with U.S. Central Command.

March 22, 2017

We Can’t ‘Win’ Afghanistan

The U.S. doesn’t have enough troops to run a successful counterinsurgency campaign there.

March 22, 2017

Does Sesame Street Deserve Government Funding?

Big Bird doesn’t need the money, and neither do so many other organizations grabbing special privileges and advantages through access to the federal largess pool.

March 21, 2017

Saudi Arabia’s Brutal and Futile War in Yemen Turns Two

The war has failed to achieve any of its aims.

March 21, 2017

Can Trump Handle North Korea?

The complex situation will require discerning what is fiction—and what is reality.

March 21, 2017

Is Trump the New Teddy Roosevelt?

Trump’s insistence on national solidarity, rejection of globalism, and demand for total patriotism channel TR.

March 20, 2017

Don’t Pursue Primacy in Syria

It’s unclear that an active U.S. leadership role in the region would work. The dangers, meanwhile, are crystal clear.

March 20, 2017

Fat Leonard and the Decline of Military Values

The officer corps was once assumed to be above larger cultural rot. No more.

March 20, 2017

The Case for Talking to North Korea

All diplomatic options should be exhausted before considering the use of military force.

March 17, 2017

Jeff Sessions Is Rip Van Winkle on Drug Policy

Intensified enforcement of marijuana prohibition would be a tragedy.

March 17, 2017

From Vision to Reality

The new U.S. Diplomacy Center opens in Foggy Bottom.

March 16, 2017

U.S. Should Favor the Most Vulnerable Religious Refugees

The purpose is not to discriminate against Islam, but to recognize the unique situation of non-Muslims in the Middle East.

March 16, 2017

Music With Roots

Like the best of Bob Dylan, the lyrics of folk band Sun Kil Moon capture a sense of memory and place that’s missing from most pop music.

March 16, 2017

How to Fix American Schools

The first step is for the federal government to decrease its role.

March 16, 2017

House Repeal and Replace Bill Contains Important Conservative Reforms

Voting against “repeal” could be the death knell for Republicans in 2018.

March 15, 2017

The Dangerous Reality of an Iran War

A new war in the Persian Gulf could start accidentally—and would take a toll on U.S. forces.

March 15, 2017

The Inside Story Behind Trump’s Childcare Plan

It’s not too late for Republicans to abandon Ivanka’s mammoth childcare subsidy and push for a genuinely conservative approach

March 15, 2017