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What Does 'Community' Mean?

The term’s evolution makes a nice metaphor for the rise of American individualism—and the decline of trust in American institutions.

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When Hatred Is a Joke

On Sunday, the president posted a video making light of violence. The move was both highly unusual and completely at home in this turbulent political moment.

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A Columbia Professor's Critique of Campus Politics

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.

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Who Would the Founders Impeach?

As discussion of removing Trump ripples through the political world, a legal scholar argues that impeachment is both an essentially American tool and widely misunderstood.