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An iPhone screen displays U.S. President Donald Trump's suspended Twitter account in San Anselmo,  California, on Jan. 8.

Big Tech’s Big Challenge

Twitter and Facebook have set a precedent in removing Trump from their platforms—but can they apply the same principle globally?

Francis Fukuyama in Paris in June 4, 2015.

Fukuyama: Expect More Violence Before America Returns to Sanity

The famed political philosopher still believes in democracy’s ultimate triumph but says the “end of history” has been sidetracked by unforeseen forces.

A supporter of U.S. President Donald Trump holds a Confederate flag outside the Senate Chamber after breaching the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

Washington Must Treat White Supremacist Terrorism as a Transnational Threat

After the Capitol attack, the U.S. government needs to recognize racist extremists as a national security risk and create a high-level counterterrorism czar to disrupt their financing and dismantle their networks.

U.S. President Donald Trump

Trump Mounts Last-Minute Attempt to Starve Funding for Foreign Aid, Global Vaccine Efforts

But congressional sources say it’s highly unlikely lawmakers will cut billions of dollars of already appropriated funding.

Police erect barricades in anticipation of a protest outside Twitter corporate headquarters in San Francisco on Jan. 11.

Jan. 6 Changed Tech Forever

Silencing @realDonaldTrump was the easy part. Now the hard work begins.

A man in a Donald Trump mask joins a Mariachi Band and an immigration rights activists rally in front of the White House on June 5, 2018 in Washington.

Never Give Strongmen a Second Chance

Latin American history offers a clear lesson to the United States: Ban Donald Trump from running for election ever again.

U.S. President Donald Trump and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro at a news conference in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington on March 19, 2019.

Bolsonaro Is Following Trump’s Anti-Democracy Playbook

Brazil’s “Tropical Trump” is laying the groundwork to discredit his country’s electoral process.

Gen. Lloyd Austin prepares to testify before the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee in the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, DC, on Sept. 16, 2015.

Now Is a Bad Time to Weaken Civilian Control Over the Military

Biden’s nomination of a retired general to head the Pentagon reinforces a dangerous trend. His confirmation must come with concrete safeguards.

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi walks to House chambers as Congress considers impeachment against Trump.

Trump Impeached—Again

The U.S. president was impeached on charges of “incitement of insurrection” in a vote that laid bare deep divisions within the Republican Party over its post-Trump future.

Donald Trump shouts at members of the media as he returns to the White House on October 3, 2019 in Washington.

How to Know You’ve Lost Your Grip on Reason

Five warning signs that your political views no longer fulfill the most basic of democratic criteria.

Members of the National Guard patrol outside of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC on Jan 12.

All the Capitol Rioters Should be Tracked Down

But not in ways that will only further entrench the surveillance state.

Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump in Miami

Miami’s Spanish-Language Media Is Overrun With Trumpist Conspiracies

Right-wing Cuban Americans believe they’re fighting U.S. communism.

As a presidential candidate, Joe Biden exits after delivering remarks on the Trump administrations recent actions in Iran and Iraq in New York on Jan. 07, 2020.

How Biden Can Help Prevent War on Iran—Right Now

Law and precedent bar the new administration from diplomacy before Inauguration Day. But that doesn’t mean its hands are tied.

An activist wearing a mask of U.S. President Donald Trump marches with a model of a nuclear rocket during a demonstration against nuclear weapons in Berlin on Nov. 18, 2017.

The United States’ Nuclear Peril Will Outlast This Administration

As observers fear a Trump-initiated strike, deeper problems in the U.S. nuclear posture abound.

Thousands of Donald Trump supporters storm the United States Capitol building following a "Stop the Steal" rally on January 06, 2021 in Washington.

The Trump Mob Combined the Worst of Left And Right

The president’s supporters are full of sound and fury, signifying far less than they claim.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

‘Stop F—ing Lying’: Congress, Trump Officials in Heated Exchange Over Terrorism Designations

Congressional overseers are livid that the administration made major policy changes without prior formal consultations.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and President Donald Trump speak at the White House.

Trump Team Makes Last-Minute Moves to Box In Biden on Foreign Policy

On Taiwan, Yemen, and Cuba, the Trump administration is laying political land mines for Biden on its way out the door.

Rex Tillerson testifies during his confirmation hearing to be U.S. secretary of state before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in Washington on Jan. 11, 2017.

‘We’re in a Worse Place Today Than We Were Before He Came In’

Former U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on the mess Donald Trump is leaving behind.

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