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THE FOLLY OF DECOUPLING FROM CHINA

Decoupling from China isn't just perilous-it's impossible.

THE GREAT UNEQUALIZER

The pandemic is compounding disparities in income, wealth, and opportunity.

 
 
 

RACE IN THE MODERN WORLD

Nineteenth-century intellectuals saw races as biological and political facts. Their twentieth-century successors rejected both propositions-but...

RACIAL INEQUALITY AFTER RACISM

What accounts for the continuity of racial inequality in a postracist America? The fact that an earlier era's racism was built into...

 
 
 

THE OVERMILITARIZATION OF AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY

The United States has relied too much on its military in recent decades, neglecting its subtler instruments of power.

CHINA'S SOFT-POWER PUSH

In an attempt to improve its global image, China has in recent years mounted a major public relations offensive, investing billions...

 
 
 

FOR GODZILLA AND COUNTRY

With the release this month of a glossy, fast-paced, and heavily marketed new blockbuster, Hollywood is attempting to appropriate Godzilla...

FERGUSON FROM AFAR

As the turmoil in Ferguson unfolds, questions about the United States' commitment to human rights are once more headlining news coverage...

 
 
 

AMERICA'S ORIGINAL SIN

Slavery's legacy in the United States stems not only from the institution itself, but also from the system of white supremacy it established....

HOW AMERICA LOST FAITH IN EXPERTISE

In many ways, the populist surge that brought Donald Trump to office represents a rejection of experts and all they represent. Americans...

 
 
 

BUILD A BETTER BLOB

The Blob's hawkish outlook, albeit widespread, should not be confused with expertise

THE AGE OF MAGIC MONEY

The pandemic has brought a new era of assertive and expansive government. It will fall to the Fed to keep the swelling national debt...

 
 
 

THE SPANISH FLU DIDN'T WRECK THE GLOBAL ECONOMY

Personal anxieties and tribal empathies have sucked the oxygen out of the economy and put lives on hold.

THE NEXT PANDEMIC

 
 
 

DO NO HARM IN HONG KONG

In Hong Kong, U.S. policymakers should be to do what they can to reinforce the “one country, two systems” paradigm, while avoiding...

THE COVID-19 CRISIS IN EMERGING MARKETS DEMANDS A ONCE-IN-A-CENTURY RESPONSE

Will the IMF pass the pandemic stress test?

 
 
 

ISRAEL'S NEW GOVERNMENT IS A MANY-HEADED HYDRA

Can its competing leaders resolve the dilemma of annexation?

BRITAIN ADRIFT

The United Kingdom still has much to contribute, but must accept the limits of independence and abandon its quest for an exceptional...

 
 
 

IRAQ CAN NOW WREST ITS SOVEREIGNTY FROM IRAN

A new prime minister looks to bring Shiite militias under Baghdad's control.

WORLD WEARY

The United Nations should not be held responsible for the failures of its members. Yet the world body still faces pressing challenges...

 
 
 



Defense Secretary Mark Esper opposes Trump on use of military in riots

Defense Secretary Mark Esper opposes Trump on use of military in riots

Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Wednesday that he opposes the use of the military to quell violence in US cities, a stance that runs counter to President Trump's vow to... Read more ...

Study: Same-sex weddings have boosted economies by $3.8 billion since gay...

Study: Same-sex weddings have boosted economies by $3.8 billion since gay marriage was legalized

Same-sex weddings have been a boon for the wedding industry since gay marriage was legalized in 2015 - and in the years since, it's boosted state and local economies by $3.8... Read more ...

AMC Theatres has ‘substantial doubt' it can remain in business

AMC Theatres has ‘substantial doubt' it can remain in business

AMC Theatres has ‘substantial doubt' it can remain in business AMC Theatres , the world's biggest movie theater chain, said on Wednesday that it has “substantial doubt” it can... Read more ...

Trump administration to ban Chinese passenger airlines from US

Trump administration to ban Chinese passenger airlines from US

The Trump administration said Wednesday it will ban Chinese passenger carriers from flying in and out of the US starting June 16, ramping up pressure on Beijing to allow... Read more ...

Defense Secretary Mark Esper: 'I Do Not Support Invoking The Insurrection Act'

Defense Secretary Mark Esper: 'I Do Not Support Invoking The Insurrection Act'

President Donald Trump has repeatedly threatened to use the law to deploy the military to police U.S. cities. Read more ...

National coronavirus updates: Wuhan tests 10 million people, finds few...

National coronavirus updates: Wuhan tests 10 million people, finds few infections

Chinese officials identified just 300 positive cases, all of whom had no symptoms. Read more ...

Kansas adds 169 new COVID-19 cases to top 10,100 total in first update since...

Kansas adds 169 new COVID-19 cases to top 10,100 total in first update since Monday

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment reported an increase of 169 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in its first update since Monday pushing the statewide total to 10,170... Read more ...

Iowa Rep. Steve King Ousted In GOP Primary, AP Projects

Iowa Rep. Steve King Ousted In GOP Primary, AP Projects

After years of incendiary comments on race, King was largely abandoned by GOP leaders. He was defeated in Tuesday's primary by state Sen. Randy Feenstra, according to the... Read more ...

Trump: I Was Only Inspecting That Bunker

Trump: I Was Only Inspecting That Bunker

President Trump is disputing reports that he was rushed to an underground bunker as protests raged outside the White House Friday. The president told Brian Kilmeade on Fox New... Read more ...

Margaret Kimberley: Black Misleaders Are Seeking an End to Grassroots Protest

Margaret Kimberley: Black Misleaders Are Seeking an End to Grassroots Protest

New York City - The aftermath of George Floyd's murder at the hands of Minneapolis, Minnesota police has created a national political crisis. The revulsion caused by this... Read more ...