Policy

America’s Fentanyl Crisis

As synthetic opioid deaths mount, experts look to multifaceted solutions.

Affirmative Action on the Docket

In two cases, the Supreme Court will weigh whether considering race in college admissions amounts to unconstitutional discrimination.

America’s Catastrophic Learning Loss

An annual benchmark of 4th and 8th graders found that math and reading proficiency has cratered.

The First Culture War and Its Lingering Fallout

A new book that blames Ronald Reagan and economic resentment misses the real cause.

TikTok and Our Shadowbanned Future 

Will A.I. ever be able to discern ‘hate speech’ from ‘hated speech?’ 

My ‘Treason’ Charge and the New Right’s Governance Fantasy

‘Anti-elite’ statists have no plan for Leviathan’s systemic flaws.

Book Review: ‘The Next American Economy’ by Samuel Gregg

As the populist elements of the right and left converge on economics, a new text provides a much-needed corrective.

Progressives Push for a Ukraine Ceasefire

A group of Democrats is urging the White House to pursue a diplomatic end to Russia’s war as Republican support for Ukraine aid may be waning.

What’s Behind the Latest Strategic Petroleum Reserve Release?

With midterms looming, Biden’s anxious to bring down gas prices.

Get Ready For a Busy Lame Duck

Democrats may want to act on the debt ceiling and Ukraine aid, but that’s easier said than done.

How to Launch a Nuclear Strike

And other things I’ve been thinking about.

How Not to Fight COVID Learning Loss

A new study calls for $500 billion more than what was already spent on education-related pandemic relief.