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Gaslighting

Did you hear? They’re talking about repealing the Second Amendment. It started with former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens and George Washington University Law...
parkland shooting

What does a decent society owe to the victims and survivors of major disasters and mass violence? That’s the question posed by the Parkland massacre and...
gun control

When gun-control activists say that we are in the midst of a sea change, they’re not wrong. Hundreds of thousands of concerned citizens have taken...
steve bannon

Steve Bannon is a man in a hurry. After all, when you’re dedicated to engineering a revolution in human consciousness, patience is a luxury. Transformational...
john bolton

President Trump on Thursday tapped John Bolton to replace H.R. McMaster as his national security adviser, and the American commentariat had a collective freakout. The unanimity...
wall

President Donald Trump loves to talk about "the Wall" that he claims will be built on the U.S-Mexico border. On the campaign trail, Trump wasn’t...
Hillary Clinton

The age of Donald Trump is a period of disorientation. Donald Trump decries “fake news,” while his opponents promote reports that “ring true” as fact....
california

Throughout 2015 and 2016, Democrats had a good laugh at the Republican predicament—and who could blame them? Observing as a neophyte celebrity dispatched with one...
Donald Trump

The spin is on, and you’re probably already dizzy from it. Don’t listen to a word of it. This race wasn’t about right-to-work legislation, steel...
Václav Benda

Václav Benda (1946-1999) was a Czech dissident, companion of Václav Havel, and signatory of Charter 77--the political manifesto that played a pivotal role in the downfall...

For at least two years now, liberals in the U.S. and Europe have been shouting the same mantra in a thousand different forms. The mantra,...
trade

In the Sunday New York Times, Harvard University lecturer Yascha Mounk diagnosed the problems associated with nationalism, which he sees as too tainted by bigotry...