Viewpoints
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In Hoffa's Shadow
The Real Irishman

Jack Goldsmith’s new book is a courageous, poignant, and personal portrait of Charles “Chuckie” O’Brien—the man long-rumored to have had a hand in disappearing Jimmy Hoffa.

Beijing’s Long Game
China Is Using You

China is energetically sowing divisions between states and the Federal government.

Impeachment's Aftermath
Sifting Through the Wreckage

While there is blame to go around, Trump and his Congressional enablers are overwhelmingly responsible for weakening the foundations of the republic. And the effects of America’s democratic decay are already being felt beyond its own borders.

(Bruce Nauman, Art Institute of Chicago)
Nature vs. Nurture
What The Culture War Is Really About

It’s not race or gender or even free speech. The real debate is about human nature.

Institutional Decay
Lessons from Impeachment

The Trump impeachment has uncovered a host of issues that are not sufficiently clarified in the U.S. Constitution.

R. Jay Magill, Jr. (2019)
The Memoir's Meaning
Blocking Bolton’s Book

Amid bad faith efforts to block Bolton’s memoir, the public interest is clear: It lies in protecting legitimate secrets—and revealing presidential malfeasance in a timely manner. Two landmark cases help us understand how courts wrestle with and resolve such matters.

Culture in America
The Meaning of the Super Bowl

In the age of drones, football is war between individual men.

John Hain (Pixabay)
A Letter from the Editor
Beyond Parties of One

To renew democracy across the West, we need to restore voter ties to traditional parties. (A letter from the upcoming March/April 2020 print issue.)

Trump's America
The New, Rotten Normal

A new book convincingly argues that Trump has altered the institution of the presidency in irreversible ways.

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Green Economics
The Private Sector Acts on Climate Change

Between Greta Thunberg’s prophecies of doom and Donald Trump’s denial and inaction, the private sector is pioneering a sensible middle way on climate change.

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