Commentary

Sign of the Times

Yesterday, we learned that a grand jury has been empaneled to investigate allegations related to a sitting President; someone within the U.S. government leaked...

Dershowitz: Trump Didn’t Obstruct Justice in Firing Comey

Alan Dershowitz is professor emeritus at Harvard Law School, a prominent constitutional law scholar and among the left's towering intellectual figures. But, at the...

As Trump Steps Onto World Stage, Republicans in Washington Fret

In the four months since his inauguration, Washington Republicans have clung tightly to the glimmers of promise from President Trump. The early policy fumble of...

Recent Articles

Did NASA Find Evidence of Life on Mars in 1976?

A NASA experiment suggested life on Mars in 1976. However, the failure of other instruments to detect organic material and possible non-biological explanations for...

Joe Biden and Ukraine Explained

It is now becoming increasingly clear that President Donald Trump threatened Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky with the loss of military aid unless Ukraine pursued...

Is a Recession Coming? (with Neil Irwin)

Signs of Recession? The U.S. economy is entering the longest expansion in history. But, how long can it last? The economic turmoil and relentless uncertainty...

Unintended Consequences: How Tariffs Explain Lagging Business Investment

Despite a tax cut that strongly incentivized business investment, recent economic data suggests companies are not spending significantly more on new equipment. Fear of...

What to Make of Mueller’s Testimony

Robert Mueller arrived on Capitol Hill Wednesday in the uniform that has been a trademark throughout his career - dark suit, white shirt, blue...