I tried to stump him—and only once succeeded.
The best one could say about America’s abandonment of the Kurds is that they should have known we would sell them out eventually.
Geopolitics is a contest of bad ideas. Letting Turkey take control of Kurdish territory falls somewhere between “very bad” and “extremely bad.”
After years of reporting on violence, one worries about numbness. All carnage, all the time. If you live like this too long, it can warp your view of the world.
His dismissal by tweet came after an unusually long prelude of disrespect, both by President Trump and by favored allies.
His rule began brutally and ended in pathetic squalor.
The president’s callousness has reached a new low: smiling, flashing a thumbs-up next to an orphaned infant.
The manifesto that appeared just before the El Paso shooting opposed racial mixing.
What Chekhov has to tell us about capital punishment
Mark Kleiman, the drug-policy scholar who died last week, thought certain hallucinogens should be legalized.
The family battles he described foreshadowed our current national crisis.
The national security adviser was conspicuously absent from North Korea during the historic concession to Kim Jong Un.
Tucker Carlson called John Bolton a “bureaucratic tapeworm.” Is his wrath justified?
The sultan of Brunei has proposed stoning as a punishment for male sodomy.
The American jihadist thanked me for my interest in the Islamic State.
The pledge to eliminate extremist content online is antithetical to the American understanding of free expression.
The Ronald Sullivan affair is about everything—and nothing.
The Islamic State released a video today of the most wanted man in the world.
Even if the retribution argument were consistent with prior ISIS doctrine, which it is not, the timing is off.
Information blackouts almost always turn into authoritarian tools, whether or not they start that way.