Biden’s Bold Gamble on Immigration Is About America’s Future
Failed immigration reform gave rise to Trumpism. Success could finally cool the debate.
America Must Reclaim the Global Lead on Climate Change
Five places to start undoing the Trump administration’s damage and rebuilding U.S. leadership.
Invoke the 25th Amendment—Now
Trump’s actions on Wednesday have led to an unavoidable national reckoning.
The Military Stayed Out of the Insurrection, but It Isn’t Over Yet
Trump failed because key Republicans backed down and the military stayed out—yet critical questions remain.
In Rare Unanimity, Biden Could Double Down on Trump’s Uighur Sanctions
A bipartisan crackdown on Chinese forced labor has put Western corporations on notice—and could pave the way for Washington to finally support the International Criminal Court.
What Are Biden’s Climate Options if the Senate Stays Republican?
A split government would make it harder, but there are many things a president can do.
America’s Elections Are Under Threat—and Congress Is Being Bypassed
The Trump administration’s decision to scale back briefings on election security needs to be reversed. Here’s how to do it.
U.S. Preparing to Suspend Extradition Treaty With Hong Kong
The looming decision, following China’s imposition of a new security law for the former colony, could be a prelude to even tougher U.S. actions against Beijing.
Congress Has Been AWOL on U.S. Coronavirus Diplomacy
The invisibility and silence of Congress is another reason for America’s shocking abdication of global leadership.
Is $2 Trillion Too Little, Too Late?
Despite market rebound, economists say only a major suspension of mortgage and debt contracts and reimbursement of pay may stave off a coronavirus depression.
Impeachment and 2020: Inside the Democrats’ Strategy
With Trump the first president ever to be impeached ahead of an election, Democrats are betting he’ll be damaged enough to be defeated—even if he’s acquitted.
World Leaders Stood Behind Bill Clinton When He Was Impeached. Not So Trump.
The allies Trump has snubbed are shrugging off his impeachment—or just laughing.
U.S. Congress Accidentally Boosted Ukraine’s Far-Right
A member of Congress wrote to the State Department calling out Ukraine’s Azov movement as terrorists. It backfired.
Pompeo’s State Department Reels as Impeachment Inquiry Sinks Morale
As the investigation grows, so, too, does the foreign service officers’ legal defense fund.
Whistleblower Fight Could Chill Reports of Wrongdoing
Laws on whistleblowing weren’t crafted to deal with concerns about a president.
Trump’s Plan to Slash Foreign Aid Puts Humanitarian Programs in Jeopardy
Administration hopes to bypass Congress by running down the budget clock.
The Foreign Agents Registration Act Is Broken
Stepping up enforcement of FARA before reforming the act is a recipe for disaster.