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Political Decay
Political Decay
Democratic Norms Are Collapsing

And we all share the blame.

Political Decay
The Return of History?

Alarming evidence for the erosion of democratic norms, especially among the young and the wealthy.

Political Decay
The Make-Believe Supreme Court and the Coming Constitutional Crisis

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s comments on the election show that the fiction of the non-partisan justice is fraying, but the looming ideological transformation of the Court threatens to vitiate it altogether.

Political Decay
Negative Partisanship Rises

People used to vote “for” their party. Now they vote “against” the opposing party.

Political Decay
Nihilistic Partisanship

The Republican Party is too weak and too strong at the same time.

Political Decay
Real Putinism

The Russian state as it is today is more akin to the world as it was in the beginning: without form, and void.

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brave new world

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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