Article Archive

Seymour Hersh and the Disappearing Iconoclast

He won a Pulitzer for My Lai and cracked Abu Ghraib wide open. But this reporter is still a lonely breed.

August 17, 2018

The Confused Cynicism of Slenderman

The new movie packages a folk myth and sells it back to us, an act of cultural theft.

August 17, 2018

What if Russiagate is the New WMDs?

Democrats, certain in their accusations of guilt, sound a lot like Republicans in 2002.

August 16, 2018

Rediscovering the All-American Road Trip

Skip the theme parks, find an unlikely path, and just drive.

August 16, 2018

1968: Freedom Without License

It was a year to test limits, revolt against technocracy—and all social hell broke loose.

August 16, 2018

America’s Facebook Friend Allies

We seem obsessed with collecting them, even though they’re far more of a burden than any online acquaintance.

August 16, 2018

Churchill’s Compassionate Conservatism

The British Lion softened capitalism with welfare initiatives. He wasn’t afraid to achieve conservative ends through progressive means.

August 16, 2018

Republicans Lose Faith in the FBI for All the Wrong Reasons

Massive civil liberties abuses they don’t mind; perceived attacks on Donald Trump are another story.

August 15, 2018

The Recruitment Problem the Military Doesn’t Want to Talk About

The services are facing a dwindling pool of largely obese, uneducated delinquents. Why?

August 15, 2018

Why America Must Put Interests Before Ideals

Both are important, but prioritizing the latter leads to needless humanitarian wars that don’t work.

August 15, 2018

When Government Becomes a Political Weapon

We’ve reached a point where any partisan adversary must be a criminal. How do we put that genie back in the bottle?

August 15, 2018

The Hamilton D.C. Would Rather Not See

The musical portrays him as a hip Master of the Universe. But there was much more to him than that.

August 15, 2018

Republicans: Still Fiddling While Obamacare Burns

Health care premiums are soaring. If Congress doesn’t grow a backbone and act, they’ll cede the issue to the left forever.

August 14, 2018

How The Great Society Made a Mess of Higher Education

LBJ’s federal interventions created a system in which students are the greatest losers.

August 14, 2018

Saudis Spinning the Optics of Dead Schoolchildren

Why do Americans help manage their PR? This week in particular, our role has been shameful.

August 14, 2018

The Art of the Stroll

For my Grandpa, walking was about a series of stories: a process of taking it in, and when I was with him, sharing.

August 14, 2018

Generation Z or Generation Zzzzz?

Today’s youth are lonely, adrift, and politically disengaged.

August 13, 2018

Throwing Children Away: The School-to-Prison Pipeline

Zero tolerance and the proliferation of cops on campus are sending more kids into a life of incarceration than ever.

August 13, 2018

TAC Bookshelf for the Week of August 13

From the “brain drain” of rural America to the rise of the meritocrats, here’s what our staff is reading.

August 13, 2018