War Stories

Obama Shouldn’t Bomb ISIS in Syria

We have no strategy for intervening there, and no reason to think it will work.

How Can Scott Walker Be the Future of the GOP if He Can’t Even Win Re-Election?

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Her Everything

How Ariana Grande remixed a chunk of pop history and became the artist of the summer.

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