U.S. policy makers should look to the future with a little more confidence and a lot more trust in trade, markets, and the superior potential of a free people.
In his speech on Wednesday night, the president continued his predecessor’s attacks on the idea of free trade.
The Florida governor’s sudden prominence is partly about him, partly about his critics, but mostly about his state.
Misperceptions and rage are blinding Republicans—and their voter-suppression measures may backfire.
The GOP’s version of freedom puts greater priority on right-wing cultural folkways than on rights of property and ownership.
The fall of the Soviet Union left behind a grim legacy of nuclear danger. After 30 years, the last weapons-grade uranium has been eliminated.
A surge of migrants poses a challenge for the president’s policies.
The minoritarian skew of the House and Senate presents an obstacle to democratic reform.
The authors of the Constitution feared mass participation would unsettle government, but it’s the privileged minority that has proved destabilizing.
Impeachment did not prevail, but Trump still lost.
The former president’s lawyers were bad—but that was all too typical.
The Senate must pass judgment on his methods—and on all who aspire to adopt his methods as their own in the political contests ahead.
Republican senators are shrinking before the eyes of the whole country.
The slovenliness of Trump’s legal team threatened to deprive senators of their face-saving excuse.
The case against despair
Republicans appear poised to flinch from reality, protect Trump, and betray the country.
Trump’s pardons sent an unmistakable message, capping the corruption of his tenure in office.
Trump was a perpetrator who thought himself a victim, and American society has indulged that same illusion among Trump supporters.
Republicans must distance themselves from the president, and join their colleagues in ending his tenure.
The president’s nonstop abuse of power seems determined to force a reckoning.