Where’d All the Serial Killers Go?

Musings on the decline of lethal degenerates.

In Defense of Onerousness

Do we really have to debate whether it’s good to shield kids from pornography?

The Perils of Activist Journalism

There’s a vast gulf between reporting and campaigning.

Democracy and the Golden Rule

And what it means for freedom of speech and expression.

Fixing the Local News Crisis

A multifaceted approach emerges for boosting struggling newsrooms.

Everything You Think You Know About ‘Offshoring’ Is (Probably) Wrong

It can boost American capacity, jobs, and—most importantly—innovation.

A Proxy Fight Over Abortion in Ohio

Tuesday’s vote—ostensibly related to ballot-initiative requirements—has national implications.

Elon Musk Says He’ll ‘Fund Your Legal Bill.’ Should He?

Promoting meritless lawsuits might be legal, but it’s still wrong.

Dispatch Live: The Coup in Niger and the U.S. Credit Downgrade

Join us for our weekly livestreamed conversation.

Rep. Jeff Jackson Sizes Up China and AI

The freshman Democrat reflects on his first few months in Congress.

An Unthinkable Choice

Donald Trump’s advisers would have put the U.S. military in the position of defying orders or turning their weapons on civilians.

Oklahoma’s New Catholic Charter School, Explained

St. Isidore would be funded with taxpayer money, which raises First Amendment questions.

The Two Types of Congressional Conflict

Philip Wallach’s new book, ‘Why Congress,’ shows the first branch craves performance. Could conflict nudge it toward compromise?

In Defense of Manly Tears

Civilization depends on finding constructive outlets for male passion.

Senate Advances Kids’ Online Safety and Privacy Bills—Again

Plus: Congress reacts to another Trump indictment as the House GOP investigates the Bidens.