Featured Columns

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’.

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.

A stamp of authority

The fight over Confederate flag car plates.

Power to the people

A promising new campaign-finance idea.

A slump to remember

The Fed can learn from the 1937-38 recession.

Senators, do your job

Loretta Lynch’s confirmation is overdue.

NATO’s new perils

The alliance is stuck at a crossroads.

Inexcusable wackiness

The absurd delay of Lynch’s confirmation.

Shinzo Abe’s optimism

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  • Shinzo Abe’s optimism

    Shinzo Abe’s optimism

    Japan’s prime minister has worthy goals.

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  • The next epidemic

    The next epidemic

    Will the world be ready to respond?

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  • The gaps in nuclear security

    The gaps in nuclear security

    Terrorists can exploit these holes.

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  • A new generation of Saudi leaders

    A new generation of Saudi leaders

    Riyadh’s new course in the Middle East.

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Outlook & Opinions

The U.S. war crime North Korea won’t forget

The U.S. war crime North Korea won’t forget

Pyongyang’s hatred of America is partly based on U.S. actions during the Korean War.

Marriage is no safeguard against poverty

Marriage is no safeguard against poverty

Society should move beyond criticizing nontraditional families.

Warping Silicon Valley

Warping Silicon Valley

The tech manifesto that changed everything

Goodbye, SAT: How online courses will change college admissions

Goodbye, SAT: How online courses will change college admissions

Students have a new way to show they’re ready for university classes.

Book review: How technology makes everyone a potential victim

Book review: How technology makes everyone a potential victim

Exploring the real-world effects — and the political ones — of our technological insecurity.

The divorce rate is falling. Here’s why that’s bad news for some Americans.

The divorce rate is falling. Here’s why that’s bad news for some Americans.

Divorce has remained stigmatized in some growing immigrant communities.

Cosmo’s guide to picking a president

Cosmo’s guide to picking a president

Do you still feel the same magic you did six years ago?

The path toward Afghanistan’s self-reliance

The path toward Afghanistan’s self-reliance

Moving forward will not always be easy, but Afghanistan is positioning itself for a better future.

The dam of self-restraint bursts for Pakistan’s Christians

The dam of self-restraint bursts for Pakistan’s Christians

Is the country headed toward religious war?

Dan Savage and Dear Prudence on advice giving and sex

Dan Savage and Dear Prudence on advice giving and sex

We got America’s two sagest scribes together for a chat.

After tweeting his mother’s death, Scott Simon has written the book of her life

After tweeting his mother’s death, Scott Simon has written the book of her life

Review of “Unforgettable: A Son, a Mother, and the Lessons of a Lifetime

Who had the worst week in Washington? Rep. Aaron Schock.

Who had the worst week in Washington? Rep. Aaron Schock.

Congress’s first millennial lived up to the stereotypes.

Book Reviews