Policy

Where the Tech Layoffs Are Hitting Hardest

Companies are cutting programmers, human resources, and DEI staffers.

China Competition a Bipartisan Bright Spot in Congress

Plus: An early look at the House GOP’s Afghanistan withdrawal investigation.

A Blazing Jobs Report in an Odd Economic Moment

Unemployment just hit its lowest level in more than half a century.

Ranks of Republicans Refusing a ‘Clean’ Debt Ceiling Hike Grows

A group of Republicans is joining Kevin McCarthy and the House Freedom Caucus in hardline negotiations.

Nancy Mace’s Ilhan Omar Reversal—And Her Deal With GOP Leaders

Plus: The congressional response to the blockade on Armenians.

The End of Humira’s Monopoly

Why did it take two decades to bring a competitor to the popular but costly drug?

Deep in the Snow of Texas

How much do we want governments to invest in events that are very disruptive but also very rare?

What Happens if the Government Defaults?

No one knows exactly what would happen, but it won’t be pretty: A Dispatch Explainer.

The Race to Racism

If you start with the conclusion you can talk yourself into anything.

Biden’s Misguided Call for Internet Regulation

Going after Big Tech by reforming Section 230 and limiting data collection would stunt American technological innovation.

Warnings That We Shouldn’t ‘Provoke’ Putin Miss the Point

It’s in our national interest to give Ukraine what it needs to win.

The Case for Moderate Optimism on the Debt Ceiling

A pep talk to myself.

Making China Pay if It Attacks Taiwan

Lawmakers are laying the groundwork for economic sanctions on China if it invades Taiwan.

Tyre Nichols’ Death Renews Calls for Police Reform

As new details of the violent arrest emerge, lawmakers weigh what can be done at the federal level.

‘Gun Safety’ Isn’t the Issue

What Nicholas Kristof doesn’t understand about our national firearms debate.