A New Standard for Sexual ConsentWhat needs to change so that women don’t feel crappy about sex they have in college.
Are the ’60s to Blame for Donald Trump?An interview with Kurt Andersen about his theories for how we got here.
“I Don’t Write My Books to Explain My Country to Others”Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk on why he doesn’t want his work to be described as bridging East and West.
How Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Demagoguery Differs From Trump’sA historian reflects on India’s evolution over the last seven decades.
Are the Charlottesville White Supremacists Really “Nazis”?Jelani Cobb on what to call them, Trump and the GOP’s response, and the president’s similarities to Woodrow Wilson.
Don’t Blame the GentrifiersThey are often the victims, not the cause of New York City’s affordable housing crisis.
What the Hell Has Happened to the Senate?The bizarre process we just witnessed is the culmination of tribalism, the continued degradation of norms, and Mitch McConnell.
What Most People Don’t Get About Steve BannonUnderstanding Bannon's bigotry, his motivations, and what keeps him whispering in Trump's ear.
The Dots Are Never Going to ConnectWhat Russians understand about the Russia scandal that Americans don’t.
How Democrats Can Heal the Schism in Their PartyThe answer is not to go softer on cultural issues. It’s to go stronger on economic issues.
“Why Were We Untouchables?”An Indian author’s quest to understand her country’s entrenched and debilitating caste system—and her family’s place in it.
“There’s Been a Slightly Hysterical Tone About Race”Author Mark Lilla thinks Democrats’ focus on identity politics is destroying the party.
The Dangers of American ExceptionalismThe problem with Americans thinking America is, at its heart, good.
“The People of Pakistan Are in No Mood for Authoritarian Rule”A historian reflects on Pakistan’s evolution over the last seven decades.
There’s No Need for a New Cold WarThe Intercept’s Glenn Greenwald is skeptical Russia is really a new, serious threat.
Sharif OutWhat the dismissal of Pakistan’s prime minister means for the country’s democratic future.
Trump Can’t Kill the Russia InvestigationEven if he fires Sessions and Mueller, the case will go on.
What It’s Like to Interview Donald TrumpA conversation with New York Times chief White House correspondent Peter Baker.
Macron’s CoupFrance’s new president doesn’t have many new policy ideas. But he’s still a political master.