Policy

With Amici Like These …

Advocacy groups are often at odds with the public sentiment they claim to represent in filing briefs to the Supreme Court.

Afghanistan After-Action Report Fuels GOP Oversight Plans

Plus: An interview with Sen. Jeff Merkley on China policy.

The Department of Education’s Legacy Admissions Complaint, Explained

The Supreme Court’s recent affirmative action decision has opponents aiming for further reforms.

What Most People Don’t Understand About U.S.-China ‘Decoupling’

Especially the folks most aggressively urging it.

A Tumultuous SCOTUS Term

Plus: Biden administration hit with court order limiting communications with Big Tech platforms.

Bureaucratic Wrangling Is No Substitute for Lawmaking

The histories of affirmative action and student loan forgiveness show that circumventing Congress made both programs vulnerable from the start.

Powerball Politics

Too many in Washington want to ignore the price of risk or wrangle with costs and trade-offs.

Gaps in the Border Wall

Republicans are promising to complete a wall along the southern border, but doing so isn’t so simple.

Okay, What About Legacy Admissions?

They go against the stated missions of elite universities, but they aren’t racist.

The Future of Lab-Grown Meat

Plus: A conversation with NYT publisher A.G. Sulzberger.

‘Independent Journalism Is a Good Fit for Any Moment, but Particularly This Moment’

A conversation with New York Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger.

Why Judicial Restraint Is Now Seen as Judicial Activism

In striking down Biden’s loan forgiveness, the Supreme Court upheld the separation of powers.

Biden’s ‘Internet for All’ Initiative, Explained

Is the White House’s $42 billion plan to ensure internet access for every family realistic?

Student Debt Cancellation, Canceled

Plus: SCOTUS rules for a Christian website designer in a free speech case.

The Feds’ Family Planning Program, Explained

Title X has become a political football in recent years, with far-reaching implications for contraception and abortion.

Supreme Court Guts Affirmative Action

Plus: The justices also rule unanimously in favor of a Christian postal worker.