Is the White House Plotting an End-Run Around Congress Into Iran?

Mike Pompeo certainly seems to think so. But how can the post-9/11 AUMF be used to justify bombing Tehran?

How Capitalism Created a Bulwark Against Chinese Repression

People, both in Hong Kong and on the mainland, like getting rich—and may even want freedom too.

The Perils and Pleasures of Pauline Kael

Today marks the 100th birthday of one of our most influential film critics—whose wit and independence is becoming a lost art.

Feasting Even During Ordinary Time

We’ve lost the cultural rhythms that come from a calendar of feasts—and the wonderful pleasures that they afford.

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