Article Archive

What if Kim Jong-un is Looking to Liberalize?

The rush to the table may be a sign the North Korean leader’s strategy is economic, not nuclear.

April 26, 2018

A Higher Loyalty is Jim Comey’s Revenge, Served Lukewarm

The spurned FBI director is presented as everything that Trump isn’t–and that gets old, quick.

April 19, 2018

Sacrificing Veterans Health Care on the Altar of Privatization

Think creating a ‘Medicare for Veterans’ is the answer to VA’s woes? Not so fast.

April 10, 2018

U.S. Officials Demand Al Jazeera Register as Propaganda ‘Agent’

The network is the latest in the big chill, is being called ‘anti-American, anti-Semitic, and anti-Israel.’

March 27, 2018

Gina Haspel: As If Nuremberg Never Happened

Nothing will say more about who we’ve become as a nation than if a torturer is allowed to head the CIA.

March 19, 2018

Rex Tillerson: The Pointless Secretary of State

His ominously hawkish replacement, Mike Pompeo, will prove far more consequential.

March 13, 2018

The New Surveillance State and the Old Perjury Trap

A significant number of Trump’s people were electronically monitored by a Democratic administration—many “by accident.”

March 7, 2018

What Mueller Has and What He’s Missing

So far there’s little of the former and a lot of the latter. Absent more evidence, skepticism remains a healthy stance.

February 28, 2018

How Rob Porter Got His Security Clearance

The system didn’t break down. Someone failed to uphold its standards, and the Trump administration paid the price.

February 21, 2018

Christopher Steele: The Real Foreign Influence in the 2016 Election?

His dossier was more than opposition research, it was part of a full-spectrum information operation.

February 15, 2018

Don’t Be Cynical About an Olympics Detente With North Korea

Both sides are sending signals that this is more than just global games.

February 9, 2018

The Nunes Memo Matters—But Not For the Reason You Think

If you’re in search of a constitutional crisis, here it is.

February 5, 2018

Why We Want Immigrants Who Add Value

Why merit-based immigration wouldn’t dishonor the American story.

January 30, 2018

Is Trump Truly ‘Insane’?

His opponents are trying to use the 25th Amendment as a backdoor to impeachment, but that’s more Maoist than American.

January 26, 2018

Spielberg’s ‘Post’: Clumsy, Inaccurate, Anti-Trump Twaddle

The movie is badly disguised virtue signaling by Hollywood, that, as usual, warps history for its own purposes.

January 16, 2018

Losing Control of the American Fear Machine

How soon before we start demanding dangerous solutions to our mass-driven anxieties?

January 11, 2018

2017: The Year the Iraq War Truly Ended

So why does it feel like Iran is the only winner?

December 30, 2017

No, Donald Trump Isn’t Going to Nuke North Korea

Listen beyond the din of ‘mushroom cloud’ case-building, if you can.

December 21, 2017

Trump Nominee Has History of Suing Colleges Over Israel Boycotts

Kenneth Marcus says schools that allow BDS protests should lose federal funding. How is this not a violation of the First Amendment?

December 13, 2017

Rex Tillerson ‘Is a Dead Man Walking’

Fresh rumors of his demise may not be greatly exaggerated. Here’s why.

December 1, 2017