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Opinion | The Free World at 30

ATHENS — Perhaps you know the story of the parrot in Soviet Russia that escapes from its cage and flies out...

Opinion | What Makes Us All Radically Equal

Douglass’s genius was his ability to balance his indignation at oppression with his underlying faith in the American project. In his speeches he...

Opinion | Luckily, Trump Is an Unstable Non-Genius

But Trump’s squandered economic opportunities are, of course, secondary at this point to his de facto self-impeachment.Just a few weeks ago it seemed...

Opinion | Trump Flies Into the Cuckoo’s Nest

Two ways to judge anything Donald Trump does these days: A) Is it a good idea? And B) Is it further evidence he’s...

Opinion | When China Comes for Pooh Bear …

What happens when China’s enforcers come after Winnie-the-Pooh?Will we reluctantly hand over Pooh Bear? Really sorry about this, Winnie, but China’s an important...

Opinion | The Agonizing Imperfection of Pete Buttigieg

If that sounded like a rebuke of Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and some other Democratic presidential candidates, the words he uttered next confirmed...

Opinion | Trump and Tehran Shake Up the Middle East

I’m sure I’m not the only one who finds it bizarre that the Republican leadership is (rightly) going nuts over President Trump’s betrayal...

Opinion | The Education of Fanatical Centrists

It’s hard to believe that barely three weeks have passed since Adam Schiff, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, issued a mysterious...

Opinion | Impeach Trump, Repeatedly

When the Democratic leadership was finally forced to formally back an impeachment inquiry, they faced a choice: focus broadly on all of Donald...

Opinion | When Trump Gets His Alligator

And if all else fails — well, sometimes you’ll write up the alligator requisition orders and steal them off his desk.The two biggest...

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