Latest from Megan McArdle
  • Opinion

Behind the corporate silence on abortion laws

Why this isn't like all the other social issues CEOs have weighed in on.
  • Sep 22, 2021
  • Opinion

The tart truth underlying SALT repeal arguments

Why do the lucky few deserve a tax break for making a lot of money and spending it on things they value?
  • Sep 18, 2021
  • Opinion

Where AOC’s ‘tax the rich’ dress clashes with progressive politics

A sartorial symbol of Democratic policy commitments — and complications.
  • Sep 14, 2021
  • Opinion

A visit to the ghosts of Ground Zero

They were here, and real, and now they are gone. For 20 years, no one has known them.
  • Sep 11, 2021
  • Opinion

If the GOP succeeds in destroying Roe v. Wade, how will it handle the fallout?

After decades of framing the GOP as The Party That Will Destroy 'Roe,' what might Republicans do for an encore?
  • Sep 7, 2021
  • Opinion

The battle of the Youngz vs. the Oldz

There's an oft-forgotten upside to generational warfare.
  • Aug 31, 2021
  • Opinion

The FDA’s slow road to full vaccine approval will matter in the long run

The pandemic has made clear how often bureaucratic incentives take precedence over getting vetted treatments into people as fast as possible.
  • Aug 25, 2021
  • Opinion

Civil rights law is the wrong weapon for fighting bans of masks in schools

And while masks probably do pass a cost-benefit test, they’re not so beneficial that they merit abusing civil rights law to mandate them.
  • Aug 20, 2021
  • Opinion

The inevitable horror in Afghanistan

Perhaps we were just as doomed as the Afghans were to suffer under our ministrations.
  • Aug 18, 2021
  • Opinion

Goodbye, Chocolate City

The latest census data shows White D.C. residents now outnumber Black residents. Was this inevitable?
  • Aug 14, 2021