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STAT: The Readout Loud
TECHNOLOGY IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST
IDEAS | JOHN G. TURNER
The Pilgrims would agree: Cancel Thanksgiving this year
Instead of observing a fixed date on the calendar, we could wait until more blessings have returned.
IDEAS | TIMOTHY SNYDER
Trump’s big election lie pushes America toward autocracy
Clinging to power by claiming you are the victim of internal enemies is a very dangerous tactic. Don’t underestimate where this can go.
IDEAS | ROBERT ZARETSKY
Joe Biden, meet Charles de Gaulle
When France was liberated in 1945, its new president had to choose between incremental reforms and revolutionary changes. The path he chose is instructive now.
IDEAS | JASON SOKOL
The GOP can redeem itself, beginning in Massachusetts
State Republicans like Charlie Baker have two options: lead the way in rebuking Trumpist nonsense or let their party slide into irrelevance.
Job 1 for the next president: Bind up the wounds of a polarized nation
Americans must relearn how to disagree without being disagreeable.
IDEAS | DAVID SCHARFENBERG
Despite everything, ‘Bowling Alone’ author Robert Putnam is bullish on America
The last time the country was this low, American society restored itself. A new book argues that we can do so again.
The Egyptian queen and the Israeli actress
The outrage over Gal Gadot portraying Cleopatra gets the history wrong — and flies in the face of what acting is meant to accomplish.
IDEAS | Amanda Hollis-Brusky and Mary Ziegler
The sudden resurgence of the conservative legal movement
Social conservatives had lost faith in the Federalist Society’s ability to reshape American society through the courts. Then came Amy Coney Barrett.
IDEAS | Peggy O'Donnell
Amy Coney Barrett and the antiabortion movement’s shifting lines in the sand
Abortion opponents mainly have made peace with in-vitro fertilization, even though it involves the death of embryos.
How much good has the United States really done in the world?
A critic of US foreign policy responds to a reader’s challenge.