Policy

Biden’s New Shot for Nominees

Plus: Senators demand UFO answers.

The United States’ Terrestrial Weekend

Why has the military suddenly begun shooting down unidentified flying objects?

Balloons, Biden, and American Power

What the spy balloon incident tells us about America as a superpower.

DeSantis Is (Almost) Right About Libel Law

And the New York Times is wrong about DeSantis.

The COVID-19 National Emergency Finally Set to End

What changes can you expect come May 11?

The Iran Nuclear Deal Isn’t Dead

The State Department is fighting to keep it alive, even if an agreement benefits Russia and China.

Intention, Not Capacity

The White House’s new way of seeing the Iranian bomb.

Lawmakers Ask if U.S. Companies Helped Develop China’s Spy Balloon

Plus: More congressional scrutiny on China and high-profile House GOP hearings.

Entitlements Under Attack?

Lawmakers struggle to come up with a plan to rein in spending without cuts to Medicare and Social Security.

Headlines Don’t Tell the Whole Story on Education Reform

It might seem like schools have been caught up in the culture wars, but an analysis of 2022 campaigns and election results shows that we can expect slow and steady reforms.

Cut Spending, Raise Taxes, or Wait for Economic Collapse

There are three options for dealing with entitlements.

Why the National Debt Matters

Owing tens of trillions of dollars puts the U.S. on a course for stagnation—or crisis: A Dispatch Explainer.

Out of Sight, Out of Mind

Presidents are increasingly reticent to talk about national security. No wonder Americans are less engaged.

The Immigration Battles Begin

Lawmakers hear from law enforcement leaders about challenges at the U.S.-Mexico border.

AI Is Coming For Our Jobs (And That’s Okay)

Humans are adaptable, and we have a long history of overcoming disruptive technologies.

Can Members of Congress Pack Heat?

Lawmakers renew a clash over carrying firearms: A Dispatch Explainer.