Christopher Shea, Washington Post editor, dies at 53
At The Post, he assigned and edited hundreds of pieces that reflected his voracious consumption of politics, social science and popular culture.By Washington Post staff
The court reads free-market economics into the Constitution (again)
The Roberts court has now created what is in effect a one-way ratchet favoring deregulation.By David Super
The climate-change agenda can survive the Supreme Court’s EPA ruling
The decision made clear what we already know: We can't regulate our way out of global warming. Congress has to act.By Joseph Majkut
The next front in the fight over guns
The Supreme Court said guns can be prohibited in "sensitive places," but didn't explain what makes a locale sensitive. That invites a flood of litigation.By Darrell A.H. Miller
The myth of ‘pure’ breast milk further threatens women’s autonomy
Suggesting that breastfeeding could solve the formula shortage puts unequal pressures on many women who are already vulnerable.By Laura Harrison
The link between voting rights and the abortion ruling
It’s no coincidence that the court is making our democracy less democratic at the very moment it returns the issue of abortion to the political process.By Leah Litman, Melissa Murray and Kate Shaw
How to calculate risk in the era of long covid
The potential for long-term symptoms complicates “back to normal” arguments.By Robert M. Wachter
The Trump court limited women’s rights using 19th-century standards
Justice Alito gave a highly selective account of the nation’s “history and traditions” to achieve a longstanding conservative political goal.By Reva Siegel
Traumatic pregnancies are awful. Dobbs will make that so much worse.
Some pregnancies and births are difficult enough to give mothers PTSD. When a pregnancy is unwanted, the physical and psychological strains will be even more severe.By Alissa Quart
Testing failures helped covid spread. We must do better with monkeypox.
The U.S. risks repeating an error it made at the start of the coronavirus pandemic.By Jennifer B. Nuzzo and Jay K. Varma
Goodbye, farewell and adieu to Spoiler Alerts
R.I.P. Spoiler Alerts, 2014-2022.By Daniel W. Drezner
An overlooked anti-monopoly tool: The U.S. Postal Service
Amazon and Walmart dominate retail partly because of their swift delivery of orders. If plans to slow U.S. mail service are reversed, small retailers and "makers" would have a better shot.By Kathryn Judge
I didn’t get esports. Then I went to a tournament with my son.
I was used to thinking of sports purely in terms of physical exertion. Watching esports players do their thing taught me otherwise.By Amy Fusselman
America’s pessimism surplus
One of the few beliefs that unites Americans is pessimism about the future of the country.By Daniel W. Drezner
Biden cannot escape strategic ambiguity on Taiwan
The president said words about Taiwan. How much weight should they be assigned?By Daniel W. Drezner
Some practical university commencement advice
Here are some pro tips for surviving a graduation weekend.By Daniel W. Drezner
Can the United States focus on China while countering Russia?
Will the urgent overtake the important yet again?By Daniel W. Drezner
On the question of Russian humiliation
There is no graceful end to Russia’s debacle in Ukraine. And that’s fine.By Daniel W. Drezner
Cryptocurrencies are down for the count. Will they bounce back?By Daniel W. Drezner
Why don’t Americans care about the pandemic anymore?
One million have died of covid-19, but the country appears ready to move on. Why?By Daniel W. Drezner