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Don’t Write Off the American Left

The number of Americans who self-identify as “liberal” reached its highest level in 2016.

Public Opinion
Is Black Lives Matter Backfiring?

A new Gallup poll registers big increases in respect for police, including among Democrats and nonwhites.

Public Opinion
American Support for Israel Getting More Partisan

While overall support for Israel has grown over the past several decades, the distribution of that support has changed.

Public Opinion
Putin Slips in the Polls

The Russian president is still popular, but not as much as he was before falling oil prices and Western sanctions put the squeeze on people’s budgets.

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Eliot Cohen’s new book presents a nuanced and compelling defense of hard power.


Regular readers know the answer: not very effective at all.

Horn of Africa

…and that may not be such a bad thing.

The Inauguration

As Donald Trump takes the oath, an essay on the historical forces that have shaped this moment by Walter Russell Mead.


Clearly a lot of frustration for the outgoing American President has been stored up in the Russian psyche.

the roots of populism

If the term “intellectual” only encompasses thinkers on the Left, then it is only natural that right-wing populists would turn it into a slur.

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