Edition 136

Keep Your Friends Close and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Closer

By Douglas Ollivant

Sept. 29, 2016

Congress's decision to overturn President Obama's veto was not one made in our national interest, explains Douglas Ollivant.

Keep Your Friends Close and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Closer

Congress's decision to overturn President Obama's veto was not one made in our national interest, explains Douglas Ollivant.


With Financial Liberty and Social Justice for All

The social contract between the government and the financial sector must be renewed, writes Sade Bruce.


Hacking Democracy

More important than whether we vote by paper or electronic ballot, says Emily Fritcke, is whether we can put trust in our electoral system.


From Silicon to... Central Valley?

Could the new proverbial gold rush take us to Fresno?


Can Art Change the Picture of Gun Violence in America?

Jonathan Ferrara and Trymaine Lee speak to the potential power of an exhibit that tries to answer that question.


How Russia Gets Us to Play Its Game

Andrés Martinez explains why he never stood a chance against fascination with Russia—and why the rest of us don't, either.