You Snooze, She Wins
With Angela Merkel’s re-election almost certain, Germany’s election has been startlingly dull. But more is going on than meets the eye.
Authoritarian by InstinctTrump is subverting democracy and the rule of law, one bumbling misstep at a time.
Trump Crosses a Red LineAfter Comey’s firing, it’s time for lawmakers to take a stand for the rule of law.
It’s Far Too Early to Declare Victory Over PopulismFour reasons not to be cheered by Emmanuel Macron’s election to the French presidency.
The Real Lessons of the French ElectionFar from a triumph for liberal democracy, the results show just how imperiled it continues to be.
Enemy of the Status QuoSocial media isn’t bad or good—it favors outsiders, regardless of their aims.
Democracy Is Holding Up, for NowDespite Trump’s blatant assaults on American ideals, our institutions and people are refusing to give in without a fight.
America’s AbdicationDonald Trump’s ascent to power marks the first time in living memory that the liberal world order no longer has a powerful defender.
Tyranny by BlunderThe latest revelations show the Trumps never had a master plan to subvert American democracy. It just comes naturally to them.
Jeremy Corbyn’s ShotThe Labour leader has been handed the chance to stop a Brexit disaster. Unfortunately, he won’t.
Comey’s Firing Is the Moment of Truth for the GOPThey can finally find the courage of their convictions—or let Trump destroy the republic.
No, There Is No Case for Le PenRoss Douthat misunderstands the threat the National Front candidate poses to France.
The Coming Democratic Majority? Not So Fast.The right fears it. The left dreams of it. But both may be deceived in assuming demographics will change how America votes anytime soon.
Stop Underestimating Donald TrumpWe can only keep him in check if we recognize his ability to do great harm.
A Dangerous Day for DemocracyAnkara, Berlin, and a world that seems to be spinning ever faster out of control.