Featured Columns

A monster in the cockpit

Who, really, is in control of our planes?

An Obamacare checkup

The law has lived up to many of its promises.

Clinton memory lane

Here come new opportunities for scandal.

The end of insularity?

Finally, a good sign from the White House.

Machen’s unfinished work

His D.C. corruption probe is incomplete.

The GOP racing form

A first edition of 2016 candidate rankings.

An act of terror

How 9/11 made the Flight 9525 crash possible.

Chaos in Yemen

Where George Bush was right on foreign policy.

As America ages

How our nation is ‘graying’ and ‘browning’.

Shinzo Abe’s optimism

Japan’s prime minister has worthy goals.

What Ted Cruz knows

His bid is very good news for Jeb Bush.

The benefits of inequality

The case for leaving wealth to the wealthy.

The reformers vs. the zealots

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  • The reformers vs. the zealots

    The reformers vs. the zealots

    Choose a side in the Muslim Reformation.

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  • Rebuild Gaza

    Rebuild Gaza

    Israel should ease its restrictions.

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  • America’s obsession with STEM

    America’s obsession with STEM

    Why it’s dangerous for the country.

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  • For richer or poorer

    For richer or poorer

    The challenges of inter-class marriages.

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Outlook & Opinions

The United States should recognize the state of Palestine

The United States should recognize the state of Palestine

It’s the best way to achieve peace and further U.S. interests.

Stop the ‘barrel bombs’

Stop the ‘barrel bombs’

These horrible weapons are used in civilian areas in Syria.

Demanding universities to divest is often bad policy

Demanding universities to divest is often bad policy

Pulling investments may be a poor substitute for more consequential choices.

Despite Citizens United, elections aren’t a good investment for corporations

Despite <i>Citizens United</i>, elections aren’t a good investment for corporations

Five years after the ruling, lobbying is still the preferred path to influence.

Shame was brutal for Monica Lewinsky. But it can also be a force for good.

Shame was brutal for Monica Lewinsky. But it can also be a force for good.

Three new books explore the history, consequences and possibilities of shaming.

Best state: Oklahoma

Best state: Oklahoma

Already tired of the 2016 campaign? Here’s a place to escape politics.

In Yemen, the Middle East’s cold war could get hot

In Yemen, the Middle East’s cold war could get hot

Rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran are fueling conflicts across the region.

Aid for hundreds of thousands of displaced Nigerians is running out

Aid for hundreds of thousands of displaced Nigerians is running out

National and international aid is nowhere close to enough to help those fleeing Boko Haram.

Five myths about Ted Cruz

Five myths about Ted Cruz

Anti-establishment? Not really.

Who had the worst week in Washington? The Carlson brothers.

Who had the worst week in Washington? The Carlson brothers.

Being decent is both easy and important.

Book Reviews