The Dangers of an ‘Angry Pacifism’

What America can learn from a 20th-century British political cartoon character.

Nuclear Breakout or Just Holes in the Ground? 

By some measures China’s atomic arsenal has become more formidable than America’s.

Buyback Mountain (of Nonsense)

Stock repurchases are under fire—for no good reason.

SCOTUS Hears Section 230 Challenge

Where will the Court land on what's been described as the statutory pillar of the modern internet?

Microsoft, China, and the Future of Artificial Intelligence

Rethinking tech collaboration in an age of great-power competition.

Greene Calls for a ‘National Divorce’

Plus: Republicans begin field hearings.

What Does Social Security Insolvency Mean?

It’s more of a public policy question than an economic one.

The COPPA Cops

American teens’ declining mental health prompts a bipartisan push to regulate kids’ use of social media.

Inside the GOP Fight Over Ukraine Aid

Will Republicans continue to support the embattled nation?

The Committee to Pillory Carol Siemon

A prosecutor could have put the Michigan State shooter in prison years ago.

Social Justification

Catchy phrases enable political decisions that don't actually have any merit.

Bye, America

Forcing federal contractors to use U.S. goods and services generates all sorts of economic harms.

An (Unidentified Flying) Object Lesson

If we’re not being invaded by aliens, what’s going on? A Dispatch Explainer.

Popular Nonsense

Our polarization is bad, but bipartisan consensus can be worse.

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?