Policy

Smells Like Teen Solitude

Smartphone and parenting trends have pushed off major life milestones.

The National Guard Is Not the Answer to the Migrant Crisis

It’s not only profoundly unwise, it could alienate Americans against the armed forces.

Understanding the Dawn of the Artificial General Intelligence Era

The Sam Altman saga reflects deep industry divisions over the speed and safety of AGI development.

Rep. George Santos Faces Expulsion

Plus: The Democratic schism over Israel.

Of Hamas and Historical Ignorance

We’re seeing the consequences of deemphasizing knowledge and facts in K-12 education.

U.S. Oversight of Ukraine Aid, Explained

Where does it come from and where does it go?

What, Exactly, Should Israel Do?

A sincere question for those who think Israel shouldn’t respond to Hamas.

A Clear-Eyed Look at Our Demographic Future

An aging U.S. population presents real, but manageable, challenges—if we’re willing to act.

Rung by Rung

Speaker Mike Johnson’s ‘laddered’ continuing resolution passes the House with bipartisan support.

House Approves Mike Johnson’s Stopgap Funding Bill

Congress is poised to avert Friday’s government shutdown deadline.

Did Child Poverty Really Increase Last Year?

New evidence complicates the leading narrative around short-term benefits of the expanded child tax credit.

The New Appeasers

Biden’s upcoming summit with Xi Jinping risks weakening America even further.

The (Very Recent) Past is Prologue

House Republicans find themselves in familiar territory.

Biden’s Words Speak Louder Than His Actions

The president’s risk-averse foreign policy only invites more conflict.

Sherman’s Hard Truths About War Ring True Today 

The Civil War general’s experiences offer important lessons for critics of Israel’s military tactics.

Tommy Tuberville’s Military Holdups Picking Up GOP Detractors

And why don’t senators ever try to sneak unanimous consent requests through the chamber?