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Posts ordered from most recent to earliest.

  • The Doom Loop of Modern Liberalism -- A provocative hypothesis on the relationship between birthrates, immigration, xenophobia, and the welfare state. --
  • The Democrats in Their Labyrinth -- For Democrats who see Trump as an existential threat, a call for making the tough compromises necessary to win. --
  • What The End of ISIS Means -- Knowledgeable reflections on "What the End of ISIS Means." --
  • Women As Wartime Rapists -- A disturbing reminder that both men and women are capable of war crimes. --
  • The National Crackup -- An eloquent appeal for revitalizing "The American Experiment" and it's formula for making a diverse society work. --
  • The Week Trump Won -- "The Week Trump Won" highlights today's parallels with the Bolshevik revolution and suggests a way out. --
  • The Uncertain Future of the INF Treaty -- Putting the nuclear genie back in the bottle has to be our top priority. Worrying news about the INF Treaty. --
  • World Values Survey -- The World Values Survey, a great source of information about the diverse world in which we live. --
  • U.S. Carriers In The Pacific -- FP SitRep: More US Carriers Arrive as North Korea Diplomacy Falls Apart -- We need to stay focused on averting war! --
  • Russia's Cyberspace -- Russia's proposal for a new UN convention on information crimes would enhance authoritarian control of the Internet --
  • The Unthinkable -- Trump's North Korea strategy "surrender without a fight or surrender with a fight" sounds like a formula for war. --
  • End of the Internal Combustion Engine -- An up-beat argument that we are seeing the beginning of the end of the internal combustion engine. --
  • Russia & American Rage -- More insight into how the Russians are driving us apart. Both sides have a big stake in resisting this. --
  • North Korea Cyberwar -- North Korea's cyberwarfare capabilities--yet another reason why military options could lead to catastrophe. --
  • Is The American Idea Doomed? -- A thoughtful essay on the ideals behind and the precarious nature of democratic institutions. --
  • Hypersonic Missiles & War -- A report on hypersonic missiles. Like it or not rapidly advancing technology is changing the nature of war. --
  • Donald Trump, Dealbreaker -- A review of the damage that is being done to the framework of international agreements upon which peace depends. --
  • "Check Your Privilege" -- Tough question: what is the relationship between generous parents making good decisions and undesirable "privilege. --
  • 'Our Minds Can Be Hijacked' -- The emerging smart phone dystopia is hijacking our minds. How can we prevent this? --
  • Education in the Age of Outrage -- An explanation of how the call-out culture can threaten, not advance, our ability to solve tough social problems. --
  • Coming Apart -- Why America is coming apart, an explanation of the political utility of "mobilizing the base" by stoking anger. --
  • Social Media & Democracy -- Pierre Omidyar: 6 ways social media has become a direct threat to democracy. How can we fix these problems? --
  • Broken Politics In A Chart -- Updated graphics with, perhaps, the most stunning visualization of how far our politics is deteriorated. --
  • How Immigration Foiled Hillary -- From Thomas Edsall, the best explanation I've seen about how immigration became such a big issue. --
  • Inside North Korea -- From Nicholas Kristof, a must read report from inside North Korea. --