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In the (Afghan) Army Now

To whom are we planning to hand off the war against the Taliban? An inside look at the Afghan National Army.

A War Lost and Found

After decades of doubt and confusion, the Union turns out to have been worth fighting for after all.

As Others Saw Us

A man named George Cornewall Lewis saved the Union. Really.

The Difference Two Years Make

Domestic politics still clashes with strategic imperatives in U.S. Afghan policy.


Pakistan is stuck fast in a crisis of governability.


Friend, foe or master of hedging? Pakistan may be all three.

Old, Gray and Here to Stay

Here’s a bold private insurance solution for aging Boomers.

The Great Migration

Isabel Wilkerson’s The Warmth of Other Suns analyzes the American social revolution we never discuss.

Mine Eyes Have Seen

Did religion cause the Civil War?

Edmund Wilson’s Gore

Born cynic meets redeemable tragedy.

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Jason Willick on the inadequacy of the donor class vision for the GOP.

Regulate Don't Kill

Trying to apply blue model thinking to post-blue problems is foolish.

A New Cud to Chew

Feeding cows seaweed could cut out 99 percent of their methane emissions.

Trouble in Brussels

After threatening Putin with new sanctions over Syria, European leaders discover they lack the political will to deliver.

The United States is now going to have to figure out how to help Venezuela avoid completely melting down, with the Venezuelan strongman still at the helm.

Fear the Airpocalypse

Companies are defying orders to cut back on air pollution.

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