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America is in desperate need of a politics of repair, not a politics of demolition and rebuilding. We need leaders who take populist discontent seriously, but direct it toward projects of practical reform.
Politics, in this view, is the grubby business of winning in order to put the proper technocrats in charge of large, complex systems. This assumes that academic and bureaucratic elites know how to run the world...
With the apparently imminent release of the Feinstein report on CIA interrogations of high-value terrorists a decade ago, let's consider the situation of intelligence personnel who have been involved.
What is needed is compassion, increased resources and data that shapes policy. And a memory of the lost — whose number still grows by nearly 30,000 each week.
Following President Obama's ambitious executive order on immigration — not unprecedented in subject matter but unprecedented in scope and ambition — we are left to pick through the wreckage of law a...
Whatever your view on immigration (and I support comprehensive reform), Obama's executive order is a confession of democratic failure, through the adoption of methods that he recently described as exceeding his...
After a series of national elections that empowered two parties on an ideological collision course, Americans are about to be treated to a magnified version of everything they hate: overreach, backlash, deadloc...
Republicans are still browsing through the jewelry store of their midterm victories, admiring this bauble and that. Most of their Senate wins were predicted by the electoral map. The victories of many Republica...
As President Obama has become a Jimmy Carter-like figure — hapless, luckless and increasingly friendless — most prospective GOP presidential candidates are positioning themselves as Ronald Reagan's ...
Following the Ebola crisis, infectious disease should remain a focus for good reasons: Because dramatic gains are possible. And because losses can be sudden and deadly, affecting rich and poor alike.