Politics

Fifty Years Later: The Six-Day War Teaches Where Brinkmanship Leads

As history shows, an unflinching approach to foreign policy is rarely a good idea. 

A Tale of Two Elections

The center holds—for now. France buys some time, while Britain buys trouble.

Our Bankrupt Policy for Puerto Rico

The restructuring of the island’s debt allows no role for the Puerto Rico’s government.

Mass Incarceration and the Achievement Gap

The impact of imprisoned parents on children shows how criminal justice policy is education policy.

Why Selling the Public on the AHCA Will Not Be Easy

The GOP's Obamacare replacement has cleared its first hurdle. Now comes the harder part. 

A Monumental Cave-In

Ryan Zinke and Donald Trump go after the lands set aside to preserve America’s natural heritage—even though they’ve already started to provide economic benefits.

New Jersey Teacher Tenure Lawsuit Dismissed

Education reformers targeting teacher job protections have been struggling in court.

In Search of Obama

Jonathan Chait lays out a case for Obama as a transformative president. 

The Killer Lemmings

House Republicans yank health coverage from millions, bringing needless deaths to thousands and, likely, justifiable death to their own electoral prospects.

Trickle Downers of the Week: The Republicans on the House Transportation Committee

Instead of demanding answers from airline executives, House Republicans echoed the industry’s anti-regulation talking points.

Why a $15 Minimum Wage Is Good Economics

Opponents of minimum-wage increases have long focused on the wrong economic questions.

Did Misogyny Drive Comey’s Subversion of Presidential Campaign?

The potential villains in the FBI’s anti-Clinton narrative were all women.

How the Religious Right Led to Trump

Two new books on America's religious history provide key insights into the currents that produced one of the country's least religious and least biblically literate presidents. 

Q&A: The American Parent Trap

A conversation with Sarah LeVine, coauthor of Do Parents Matter? Why Japanese Babies Sleep Soundly, Mexican Siblings Don’t Fight, and American Families Should Just Relax

The War on Facts Hits Prescription Drug Regulation

The FDA's authority was under legal attack even before Trump. Now the agency faces a triple threat. 

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