Policy

Reforming—Not Abolishing—the Filibuster Could Improve Our Politics

Here’s a way to do it effectively.

It’s Not That Immigrants Are Unwilling to ‘Wait Their Turn’

The problem is that there are so few paths to lawful residence and citizenship.

Predicting the ROI on the IRA

Progressives are hailing the Inflation Reduction Act’s environmental provisions. But will the investments pay off?

Recounting the U.S. Failure in Afghanistan

A new congressional report spells out how the Biden administration bungled last year’s withdrawal.

Conservatives Should See Immigrants as Allies, Not Adversaries

Democrats have alienated working class Hispanics, and that provides the right with an opportunity.

Lawmakers Still Wrestle With Biden’s Chaotic Afghanistan Withdrawal

A year after Kabul fell to the Taliban, Americans and Afghans still struggle with its bloody ramifications.

Pop Quiz: Are School COVID Relief Funds Working?

Educators and analysts still don’t understand whether the billions the federal government sent to schools is achieving its goals.

Time to Sanction the Kremlin’s Ministry of Truth

When media platforms obey their paymasters’ orders to become complicit in their crimes, they are no longer media.

Five Minutes from Disaster

The U.S. is offering Iran the deal of the millennium, and yet the Islamic Republic—and Russia—want more concessions.

Breaking Down the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022

Plus: How will new Medicare drug price negotiations work?

The Rising Danger of Iranian Soft Power in the United States

A video of children pledging allegiance to Iran’s supreme leader cast light on groups with ties to the Islamic Republic operating in the United States.

The FDA’s Rocky Relationship with Big Tobacco

A Dispatch explainer.

It’s Time to Respond to Iran’s Bad-Faith Negotiations

The Islamic Republic has flouted its nonproliferation obligations and is moving closer to the nuclear threshold.

There Is a Secular Case for Life

You don’t have to be a Christian to oppose abortion.

Taiwan Bill Delayed Amid White House Pushback

It’s the latest clash between Congress and the Biden administration over China policy.

The Shifting Dynamics Around Rape and Incest Exceptions to Abortion Bans

Many newer state-level laws eschew them or require reporting the matter to law enforcement.