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Listening to Trump Voters

The commentariat spends a lot of time talking about Donald Trump—time that might be better spent listening to the people who are voting for him.

2016 And Beyond
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The Coming Electoral Crack-up?

Will voter discontent shatter the partisan deadlock in U.S. politics this November?

Europe: Uncheck That Box
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The Amerexit

Brexit is less a cause of future problems for Europe than it is a consequence of the dramatic re-ordering of the world that took place after 1990.

Nationalism Rising
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When and Why Nationalism Beats Globalism

And how moral psychology can help explain and reduce tensions between the two.

The Middle East
The Tragedy of Modernity in the Middle East

Modernity was supposed to be a virtual synonym for tolerance and progress, but somehow things haven’t worked out that way for the region.

South Asia
Subcontinental Drift

The United States needs a powerful India, a peaceful Pakistan, and accord between the two. What are the chances?

The Human Condition
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Old Advice

Two pundits—one ancient and one modern—explore the past, present, and future of old age.

Prayer and Work
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On Your Knees

Everybody prays, whether they know it or not.

Economic History
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The End of a Dream?

America’s great age of growth is over and discontentment drives our politics. Yet there’s hope of modest economic advances, if only we clear the way.

Continental Divides
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Europe Gets Religion, Again

What Pope Francis, Prince Charles, Patriarch Bartholomew, Mother Teresa, Patriarch Kirill, and the next President of the United States have in common.

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Why We Can't Have Nice Things

An expert working on the project cautions the MTA may miss its next deadline.

Higher Ed Shake Up

New low-cost programs are carving out a critical space in the U.S. higher education system.


Hint: it isn’t pretty.

Blue Model Blues

Kicking the can down the road is turning into a hobby for PA lawmakers.

Xi who must be obeyed

The Chinese President’s new status as “core” leader will strengthen his hand, but rifts remain within the Party.

Deal or No Deal

The answer isn’t straightforward, and it’s likely to be decided by our next president.

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