In Poland and elsewhere, rulers—and the oligarchs who help them—have figured out how to create a one-party state without the hassle of staging a coup.
If Belarus gets away with it, authoritarian dictators around the world will have a new tool of oppression.
The Russian opposition leader is showing what courage means.
The U.S. stumbled early in the pandemic, but the vaccine rollout could reboot the country’s image.
A new report lays bare why Russian disinformation succeeds.
Our democratic habits have been killed off by an internet kleptocracy that profits from disinformation, polarization, and rage. Here’s how to fix that.
Statehood for Washington, D.C., is a matter of justice.
America’s distribution plan is no more fair or logical than a Soviet-style queue for cabbage.
Millions of Americans sympathize with the Capitol insurrection. Everyone else must figure out how to live alongside them.
The foreign minister of tiny Luxembourg called the president a “pyromaniac,” and the criticism was too much for Mike Pompeo.
The allure of democracy was the nation’s best asset abroad, but the president squandered it by inciting political violence.
By falsely insisting that he won, the defeated president leaves a blueprint for the GOP’s future.
In delaying the transition, the General Services Administration chief is acting like an ideologue.
Other countries are learning to live without America. Biden can’t restore the pre-Trump status quo.
His forever campaign is just getting started.
America’s left and right are radicalizing each other, and the precedents from overseas are deeply unsettling.
To raise doubts about the Democratic nominee, right-wing-media smears don’t even need to make sense.
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse wants to curb the influence of dark money on American politics—and for good reason.
While the U.S. is distracted, China is rewriting the rules of the global order.
The president knows what Mussolini knew: Some audiences crave images that offer false reassurance and over-the-top displays of power.