The Hollywood left is flawed and eminently mockable, but the backlash against Meryl Streep is misplaced.
He supported Donald Trump on the theory that “his illiberal tendencies are actually a feature rather than a bug.”
New information on conflicts of interest that would challenge even a saint
There’s no sense in waiting for the problem to become endemic before moving to arrest it.
The president-elect’s coalition is composed of people with very different priorities—and that may pose a challenge for him.
An exercise for his supporters and critics
Once again, the president-elect is trying to mislead the public about his philanthropy.
His choices made unjust strikes predictable and inevitable—and with Donald Trump poised to take power, the precedents he set are all the more alarming.
Instead of selectively attacking views they find objectionable, students, administrations, and elected officials could try defending the principle of free speech.
At what point would you start to express a strong preference for sameness?
The battle over norms is lost—but thankfully, the battle over outcomes remains.
Congress can't tell whether the president-elect is pursuing the good of his country, or augmenting the wealth of his family.
A former CIA interrogator who terrorized prisoners hasn’t learned the lessons of his own immoral behavior.
The president-elect is a pro at marshaling ambiguous unrealities to his advantage.
In two high-profile trials—those of Officers Michael Slager and Ray Tensing—juries declined to hold cops accountable for taking the lives of civilians.
Defending the liberal project is a Sisyphean task in part because successfully inculcating liberal norms leads to habits that weaken the ability to sustain them.
The conflict over a liberal blogger’s criticism of the use of the term “white supremacy” provides a case study in how not to win friends and influence people.
Republicans who fretted over the Clinton Foundation cannot coherently oppose efforts to investigate the billionaire’s foreign conflicts of interest.
According to new research, sexual victimization by women is more common than gender stereotypes would suggest.
Americans have no choice but to hope for the best from the president-elect—and to prepare for the worst by reviving the constitutional system’s checks and balances.