The Harvard professor Steven Pinker objects to a proposal to ban various undergraduate social clubs, citing a model of higher education that many elite institutions are rejecting.
One of America’s most prestigious colleges may try to force its undergraduates to be more egalitarian towards one another––but not to anyone else.
A needless assault on two Minneapolis emotional-support pets is the latest demonstration of a persistent problem in law enforcement.
His son’s attempt to get dirt on Hillary Clinton shows the president to be either deeply clueless about his own campaign, or a shameless liar.
A Baton Rouge police officer blames the movement and its leaders for a killer’s acts.
Surrounded by cultural pressures to dislike the “other,” one undergraduate marshals empathy and charity.
Twenty years ago, Richard Rorty warned that “a spectatorial, disgusted, mocking Left” would give rise to a populist demagogue. Is it ready now to take his advice?
The Gold Star parent who made headlines at the Democratic National Convention offers advice on how citizens can “materially progress the American experiment.”
Three observers of American politics fear deepening division and polarization, and offer different proscriptions for the best way forward.
The retired general urges Congress to step up and address where the U.S. military should be waging war, even as he praises an extra-constitutional strike on Syria.
John McWhorter argues that an influential minority of college students are misusing concepts like safe spaces and white supremacy as performative cudgels––and that administrators and faculty members ought to do more to teach them the errors of their ways.
Peter Wehner argues that “we need people within our own political tribe to point out the limitations and dangers of excessive political tribalism, and how it can become an obstacle to intellectual honesty.”
Advice for anyone trying to figure out how to balance the perils of the digital world with its benefits.
Fareed Zakaria argues that the core of Donald Trump’s message in 2016 was, “your life sucks—it's because of Mexicans, Chinese people, and Muslims.”
Gerard Baker thinks the president lies all the time, but insists that applying that appellation puts too high a burden on news organizations.
The corporate leader argued that United States cedes national advantages and projects weakness when it disengages from the world.
Maria Hinojosa’s bittersweet celebration of immigrant perseverance in America
A Yale law professor argues that America has moved past the relationship among states that the Framers envisioned––but that a new federalism is serving the country well in its stead.
A theater director believes her profession can contribute to the project of peaceful coexistence in America.
A call for parents to share the values and practices that they instill around digital life–and their fears about what could go wrong.