Betsy Devos’s Golden Age
Betsy Devos has spent a fortune to influence education policy. If she is confirmed as education secretary, for the first time, she can do it for free.
Corbyn, the Unlikely Populist
Jeremy Corbyn could use a dose of populist fire. But if that means playing the Right’s game, it will be as unconvincing as it is unprincipled.
Behind the humanitarian disaster of the Syrian civil war is a political crisis the Left urgently needs to understand.
The Slow Collapse of Imperial Republics
Disputes over Trump’s election are just the latest episodes in the slow erosion of trust in the legitimacy of American institutions.
Charlie Hebdo: The Poverty of Satire
Two years after the Charlie Hebdo massacre, we consider the origin and trajectory of the publication.
The Ghost of Japanese Internment
Trump’s calls for a Muslim registry have reignited memories of the World War II–era incarceration of Japanese Americans.