Trump’s farcical plan for “peace” in the Middle East
Announced last week, the plan wishes Palestinians would disappear.
I’m mad online and I’m going to keep taking it and not log off ever because I love tweeting
There is a kind of catharsis in getting mad online, but it is a hollow form of release.
New Year’s in St. Petersburg
Modern Russia is not as unlike America as the Russiagate conspiracists of MSNBC would have you believe.
Can the left win?
The Labour party’s defeat in the British election last week does not portend well for the Democratic Party.
We can solve homelessness if we want to
It is yet another problem that cannot be solved by targeted charity and entrepreneurial initiatives but through collective social action.
Too dumb to fly, too big to fail
Boeing’s disastrous 737 Max plane is the result of decades of craven business decisions.
OK President Boomer
Barack Obama seems more concerned with cancel culture than reversing America’s right-wing slide.
Trump’s G7 scandal points to a better path for impeachment
The simplicity of Trump's greed is a very obvious, very American variety of corruption.
The horny obsessions of the right
A ludicrous conspiracy theory involving Elizabeth Warren is just the latest fixation on the sex lives of the left.
Next year in the diaspora
How can American Jews comport their faith with Israel’s politics?
The future is four wheels, cyclists be damned
Cars are pushing out bikes and pedestrians to the applause of the influential and powerful.
We work to maintain the fiction of venture capital
The business press is casually credulous when it comes to reporting on flashy, big-money companies.
Sometimes inclusion is going to be a bit embarrassing
But disability — invisible or otherwise — is a working-class issue that the left and right must take seriously.
It was never ‘Mueller Time’
Robert Mueller’s Congressional testimony was a dud. But he was not the hero he was made out to be by Democrats.
We tell ourselves conspiracy theories in order to live
The search for capital-T Truth is a futile but alluring one.
There are concentration camps in America
The idea that Nazi analogies are verboten when describing U.S. detainment camps is absurd.
The debate over free speech deserves a better subject than Steven Crowder
The YouTube firebrand is offensive, sure, but he’s also fundamentally banal.
The end of the world will be a non-event
As long as we keep imagining one future climate catastrophe, we can ignore all the ones already here.
One small step for man, one giant leap for billionaires
Jeff Bezos’s dream of colonizing outer space sounds cool until you consider that he’ll send us all up there to work for him.
Where is the left on gun control?
Despite the upswing of progressive politics, little has been said about our country’s problem with guns.
Traveling is an elitist nightmare
Tourism is increasingly oriented toward and designed for the rich. How do we make it for everyone?
Why Pete Buttigieg is bad for gays
Mayor Pete might be the most palatable gay man in America. That's precisely the problem.