Edition 153

Of George Washington, Donald Trump, and Civility

By Anne-Marie Slaughter

Feb. 16, 2017

Anne-Marie Slaughter urges us to bring on vociferous debate, because words can and should be met with words, with often surprising results.

Of George Washington, Donald Trump, and Civility

Anne-Marie Slaughter urges us to bring on vociferous debate, because words can and should be met with words, with often surprising results.


Merkel’s Murky Future

Angela Merkel's uncertain political future will have practical political effects, though no one is sure what those effects will be.


Why Is Congress Undermining Retirement Security for Millions of Americans?

Helping Americans save for retirement doesn't sound like a very divisive issue, but that's exactly what House Republicans have made it.


In Thailand, Democracy Delayed or Denied?

Thailand's delayed democracy provides a cautionary tale to other countries struggling with similar strains of populism.


We Need to Be Honest About Who Creates Culture in America

White Americans rarely, and then only grudgingly, admit how much of popular culture has been created by black Americans.


Fighting Corruption Is a Security Imperative, Not a Moral Crusade

New security challenges sometimes require new solutions, but much of the time, these new challenges aren't exactly new.


How Hollow Rhetoric and a Broken Child Welfare System Feed Texas' Sex-Trafficking Underworld

Texas leaders have publicly battled sex trafficking for more than a decade, but they’ve devoted hardly any resources to helping victims.