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American Society

Ajit Pai

At some point predating Donald Trump’s ascension to the presidency, political activism evolved from a civic exercise into a lifestyle. For the initiated, traditional forms...
Jobs report

The December jobs report, out this morning, reported 148,000 new jobs in December while the unemployment rate stayed steady at 4.1 percent. The number of...
economy

The New York Times had a startling headline in the print edition this week, above the fold and in the left-hand column no less: "With Red Tape...
cash

The digital revolution has sent many technologies into the Smithsonian: typewriters, carbon paper, film, car keys, cathode ray tube TVs, solitaire with actual playing cards,...
Mueller probe

Over the course of a decade in which Republicans acquired elected office after elected office, winning more political power today than at any point since...
Kate Steinle

For millions of earnest and frustrated Americans, there is no justice today. Not in California, at least. On Thursday night, a San Francisco jury failed to...
james o'keefe

If you’ve spent more than a half hour on the Internet, you’ve probably encountered a popular series of videos featuring amateur daredevils performing botched stunts,...
roy moore

Among the more confusing aspects of the uniquely confusing 2016 election cycle was the unfailing kinship evangelical Republicans displayed toward Donald Trump, a man who...
Gun control

The horror of the slaughter of 26 parishioners—including an unborn infant—at the First Baptist Church in Texas is compounded by our sense that atrocities like these...
Bowe Bergdahl

The affair surrounding Bowe Bergdahl's desertion from his unit in Afghanistan was a disgrace that continues to dishonor all who come near it. First, the disgrace...
politicize

Eight people are dead with 11 more seriously injured following yet another terrorist attack in New York City. The 29-year-old named by police as the...
John Kelly

Either by choice or direction, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly has made himself a figure of both cultural and political relevance in a...