Christine Emba

Washington, D.C.

Columnist focused on ideas and society

Education: Princeton University, AB in public and international affairs

Latest from Christine Emba

Abortion feels hyper-polarized. But what if it’s not?

Data show that the overheated abortion debate doesn't reflect what many Americans actually think.

May 13, 2022

Why such a lack of compassion on student debt?

Americans keep defaulting to a zero-sum mind-set. But the more we indulge it, the worse our country becomes.

May 5, 2022

This is Elon Musk at ‘peak billionaire’

What would you call it when one fantastically rich person can make decisions with potentially life-changing ramifications for many, many people — based on nothing more than their mood?

April 14, 2022

M-I-C-K-E-Y: He’s a groomer, too!

A favorite new conservative talking point is enormously cynical — and may end up backfiring.

April 8, 2022

How radical is ‘radical monogamy,’ really?

If you have to ask ...

March 24, 2022

Consent is not enough. We need a new sexual ethic.

Our consent-first culture has left us liberated – and miserable. Here’s how to fix it.

March 17, 2022

What conservatives asking for Ketanji Brown Jackson’s test scores are really doing

Who is Tucker Carlson to challenge Jackson's credentials, anyway?

March 9, 2022

The war in Ukraine doesn’t need your ‘likes’

It might feel good to root for a side, but war isn't a kickball match.

March 2, 2022

What Prince Andrew’s settlement says about wealth and accountability

This is why people believe in conspiracy theories.

February 15, 2022

Dear Sweethearts: Don’t tell me I ‘GOT THIS’

The classic candy's peppy new slogans reek of toxic positivity.

February 10, 2022