In times of crisis, learning and reciting poetry can act as a balm.
Speaking the truth, laying down a marker, drawing a line are valuable in ways that you can never fully anticipate.
As statues topple across the country, Americans need to distinguish between the problematic or objectionable and the irredeemably wrong.
Our military leaders are willing to take a bullet for this country. But are they prepared to take a pink slip?
The pandemic is reshaping how we understand ourselves and our world.
We must heed the logic of rationality and science—but also the logic captured by artists, poets, and storytellers.
The senator from Utah’s speech was the stuff of American myth.
An impulsive president tries to look tough without being prepared to follow through.
Some of the president’s supporters have taken to comparing him to the biblical monarch.
Every society must make clear what it expects of its armed servants.
In foreign policy, reputation means everything.
The universality of its ideals is precisely what makes the United States exceptional.
In acceding to a White House request to cover the name of the USS John S. McCain, officers and officials revealed a rot within the service.
Andrew Marshall leaves behind an American tradition of strategic thinking that will live well beyond him.
Choices might appear when people least expect them.
It is the religion of people too lazy to accept the complexity of reality.
Cohen is sleazy, Gaetz is nasty, Gallagher is principled—and the remaining members of the GOP fall somewhere in between.
Most presidents have visited and spoken at Arlington National Cemetery on Veterans Day. Not Trump.
The departure of Jim Mattis is proof that you cannot have it all.
It’s how commanders in chief show soldiers they’re not forgotten.