No One Voted for Facebook and Apple to Deal With Alex JonesWhatever they do with conspiracy theorists, placing the distribution of information in the hands of a few tech companies will remain a very big problem.
The Upside of AngerThe moral philosopher Martha Nussbaum on productive rage versus retribution in politics.
What Is Michael Cohen’s Endgame?A former senior counsel with the Starr investigation has some theories.
Ottessa Moshfegh Isn’t Here to Teach You Good ValuesThe author of My Year of Rest and Relaxation on odd jobs, dark stories, and why she doesn’t have time for social media politics.
The War on ImmigrantsElizabeth Holtzman quit a Homeland Security advisory committee over Trump’s “punitive, cruel, vicious, heartless, ruthless” immigration policy.
Wisconsin Used to Be Progressive. What Happened?The author of The Fall of Wisconsin on how the state went from celebrating unions to vilifying public servants.
“We Don’t Think of the Damage That We’ve Done”Keith Gessen on the blinkered Western understanding of Russia.
“Democracy Dies in a Variety of Ways”A leading scholar on modern Germany says we’re not headed for Nazi Germany, but we’re also not headed anywhere good.
“More About Bluster Than He Was About Actual Achievement”What Christine Todd Whitman, EPA administrator under George W. Bush, thinks about Scott Pruitt—and the threat to the environment the agency still poses.
“This Entire System Is Designed to Make Things Impossible for Immigrants”Why it’s still so difficult for migrant kids to be reunited with their families.
Why Young Democrats Are So Open to SocialismA closer look at Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s win and the energy on the left.
“I Was Constantly Writing My Worst Possible Reviews”How the New Yorker’s literary critic approached writing a novel of his own.
“We Ignored Those People Last Time”The New York Times’ Jeremy W. Peters defends his reporting on Trump supporters.
Khan’s JobAfter a controversial and violent election, what should we expect from the likely new prime minister of Pakistan.
Universal Basic Income Is Not a Magic BulletThe author of Give People Money on the pitfalls and promises of retooling the U.S. safety net.
The Most Explosive Revelation From the Charges Against Mariia ButinaAnd what you probably missed from last week’s indictment of 12 Russians.
What Is Happening to the West?As the NATO summit kicks off, how to think about the rise of the far right and the backlash to centrism in Europe.
He Alone Can Fix It?Mexico’s newly elected leader, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, will have an unprecedented amount of power. Now the question is how he will use it.
The Twisted View of Muslim Americans in the Trump EraHow political rhetoric, not terror attacks, exacerbates the hate.
The Mafia Is More Powerful Than It’s Ever BeenIf you think of violent, influential organized crime in Italy as a thing of the past, think again.