Christine Emba

Washington, D.C.

Columnist focused on ideas and society

Education: Princeton University, AB in public and international affairs

Latest from Christine Emba

Omicron invites more dread. The country can’t afford to give in to it.

Our leaders must keep trying to point the way toward optimism.

December 2, 2021

Fertility rates keep falling. And there are no easy solutions to fix it.

Paid family leave and child-care subsidies can't solve the deeper malaise afoot.

November 25, 2021

Video made police injustice visible. Now that visibility is trickling up to the courts.

The Kyle Rittenhouse trial has offered an up-close look at the ways in which corruption — or at least ineptitude — can flourish from the bench.

November 17, 2021

Where are Hawley’s real ideas for fixing American manhood?

Some American men are truly struggling. Hawley’s blaming the left won’t help.

November 11, 2021

Even at COP26, Democrats struggle to overcome Manchin’s stalling on climate

The world still waits for American leadership to address the climate crisis with urgency.

November 7, 2021

I was disturbed reading ‘Beloved’ at my Virginia high school — and rightly so

It's not hard to identify the subtext in Glenn Youngkin's making an example of Toni Morrison's novel.

November 2, 2021

How the media failed at covering Huma Abedin’s memoir

Coverage of one small sliver of Abedin’s story has been decidedly lacking in nuance.

October 30, 2021

California calls condom ‘stealthing’ what it is: A violation

Finally, legal recognition that the nonconsensual removal of a condom during sex is wrong.

October 14, 2021

What ‘Bad Art Friend’ and the Facebook whistleblower say about our ‘connected’ lives

Both events went viral. And both painted an unflattering picture of how the social media giant is affecting our everyday lives.

October 9, 2021

No, Facebook’s domination isn’t inevitable

We could choose to stop its unchecked growth now.

September 30, 2021