Latest from David Von Drehle
  • Opinion

Ron Popeil was an incomparable huckster — but wait! There’s more!

From Veg-O-Matic to Pocket Fisherman, Ron Popeil sold us stuff we never thought of needing.
  • Jul 30, 2021
  • Opinion

Iron-air batteries: Huge green-energy breakthrough, or just a lot of hype?

If successful — emphasis on 'if' — the technology could signal the beginning of the end for fossil fuels.
  • Jul 27, 2021

Dejen que las atletas usen la ropa que quieran, estamos en el siglo XXI

La multa al equipo femenino noruego de handball de playa es el último episodio de una larga historia de reglamentación sexista.
  • Jul 27, 2021
  • Opinion

It’s the 21st century. Let female athletes wear what they want.

The fining of the Norwegian women’s beach handball team is the latest episode in a long history of chauvinistic rulemaking.
  • Jul 23, 2021

The thirsty West’s dreaded water crisis is here

Bipartisan action must be taken on a gargantuan scale and an emergency timetable.
  • Jul 20, 2021
  • Opinion

Voter fraud is becoming Republicans’ monster under the bed

The same logic, if we can call it that, props up the remaining election audit efforts around the country.
  • Jul 16, 2021
  • Opinion

A suggestion for Olympic athletes: Protest the grandees of the IOC

It's time to demand a movement that puts athletes — not the fat cats of the International Olympic Committee — first.
  • Jul 13, 2021
  • Opinion

There’s a wrong way to withdraw from war. We’re on the verge in Afghanistan.

Those who remember Saigon 1975 may be feeling deja vu.
  • Jul 6, 2021
  • Opinion

Rumsfeld seized the wheel of power — and steered us terribly into war

And then, when Iraq went bad, his greatest concern seemed to be protecting himself.
  • Jul 2, 2021
  • Opinion

Champlain Towers South, in some way, lost its battle with primal Florida

Though we don’t yet know the cause of the building's collapse, chances are good the usual elements were involved.
  • Jun 29, 2021