Politics

Trump and the Thucydides Trap

Could sloth and incompetence prevent war?

France Votes

And if the center holds, what then?

Trump Takes a Step Toward ‘Merit-Based’ Immigration

His officials will review the abuse-ridden H-1B program.

Runoff, Rhymes With Ossoff

Why are Republicans relieved to hold a Democrat below 50 percent in a district they’ve held since 1978?

Hillary Clinton Is a Loser

But understanding the 2016 election requires a cold, hard look at the winner, too.

Here’s How to Break the GOP Logjam on Health Care

Subsidies aren’t the only way to fund care for those who can’t afford it.

The Five Most Powerful Populist Uprisings in U.S. History

Populism stretches through the American experience.

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Trump’s Retreat From Populism

The inevitability of betrayal

Does a Close Race in Kansas Bode Poorly for the GOP?

Ron Estes was a weak candidate tied to an unpopular governor.

Farewell, Filibuster

Democrats brought this on themselves.

Nixon, LBJ, and the First Shots in the Judges’ War

Behind the hostility to the mild-mannered and decent Neil Gorsuch lies the same malevolence that lynched Clement Haynsworth.

The Real Surveillance Problem

Many innocent Americans are subject to the “incidental collection” of private information by the government.

Teaching Obesity, Selling Sickness

We are subsidizing our own disease burden.

The Gorsuch Filibuster

The Democrats have less to worry about than they did even two months ago

You Think China Is Bluffing?

I think you are

Pro-Wall Street Populism

It exists because populists don’t like bureaucrats any more than they like bankers

The Daleiden Dilemma

The use of deception to expose Planned Parenthood’s atrocities has done much present good, but at what future cost?