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The Kids Are Not Alright

It’s not just foolish to cut education in tough times; in many cases it’s illegal.

The Wounded Home Front

A supporter of the Iraq War reckons the costs of “small wars”.

The State of Afghanistan

The Obama Administration can’t avoid state-building if it wants to exit the war safely.

Terms of Contention

There is no consensus about what plutocracy and democracy mean, or how they interact to shape 21st-century American politics.

Contagious Narcissism

The dissipation and ego that were Norman Mailer’s life have now sired lesser children.

American Dreams, American Resentments

As went the 19th-century family farm, so goes the 20th-century homeowners’ dream.

Left Out

How do we explain the puzzling weakness of liberal populism?

The Inequality That Matters

Most claims about inequality are groundless. One, however, is not.

Hedging Risk

We have to learn to live with a large and sophisticated financial sector.

The Leopard and the House Cat

The problem with confusing uncertainty and risk.

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We need to carefully think through a lot of our assumptions about gender roles, and build kinds of educational and social systems to help our boys succeed.

Theft in Broad Daylight

This is not your everyday bank failure in Russia.

Asia's Game of Thrones

As he heads to Japan, Duterte is once again denouncing U.S. military involvement in the Pacific. Can Tokyo push back?

The Cracks Start to Widen

Again, the question supporters of the law will have to answer centers on sustainability: is the health system that Obamacare establishes something that can really last?

Crude Economics

That OPEC production cut is going to have to fall on the Saudis’ shoulders—if it’s to happen at all.

Egypt in Turmoil

The West is ignoring an ongoing crisis in Egypt, as painful austerity measures stoke outrage against the Sisi government.

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