Viewpoints
Race Relations
The Long Struggle for Voting Rights

The events of the past two weeks should remind us why the right to vote is sacred and non-negotiable.

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17 Years Later
Painful Lessons

Iraq succeeded in showing Americans that they had drawn the wrong conclusions from their triumph in the Cold War.

Post-COVID
Inequality, Ideology, and American Reordering

Depolarizing American politics depends on a better understanding of what inequality is, and how it relates to past and current ideological currents. First with COVID and now with the George Floyd events, we see that the time to act is growing short.

Of Equality and Quality
The Corrosive Decline of Our Elites

From China, to COVID, and to the protests currently roiling our nation, our elites have shown themselves to be both feckless and disconnected with bedrock American values. The blame ultimately lies with our schools.

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Trump's Flailing Foreign Policy
The Rumpelstiltskin Syndrome

As the world teeters, Trump affronts allies when he needs them most and pampers foes who welcome America’s absence.

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Don't Reward Aggression
No Time to Go Soft on Putin

Amid pandemic and unrest, the President wants to reward Vladimir Putin with G-7 membership and a visit to Washington. We should be advancing his expiration date.

2020
America’s Unrest

A note from the editors.

Broken Promises
The End of Hong Kong As We Knew It

“One country, two systems” was always unstable. Now it is beginning to disintegrate.

After Autonomy
Thinking Clearly on Hong Kong

Beijing believes it has accurately priced in whatever policies the United States may enact in reaction to its recent moves. It’s time to plan our next moves with in what is likely to be a long struggle for freedom throughout China.

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Certain Truths in Uncertain Times
To Beat COVID-19, Science Needs the Humanities

Right now, the scientists and public health authorities are running the show, as they should. Yet the humanities can reveal to them some traps they might do well to avoid.

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