Category: Politics

FT: America Has Chosen To Be Normal (Again)

For those of you who missed it, Robert Kagan of Brookings wrote an interesting piece in the FT recently, arguing that in electing Donal Trump American has chosen to abandon its global role […]

Author Interview: Peter W. Singer on the Weaponization of Social Media

This week we had the good fortune to interview Peter W. Singer to discuss his recent Atlantic article: “War Goes Viral: How social media is being weaponized across the world.” […]

On the Meaning of Our Democracy: Post-Election Thoughts From Alexis de Tocqueville

This has certainly been an interesting week for all Americans.  As I reflect over the decision we as a country made on Tuesday, I am drawn back to the great observer of […]

Brexit In 2 Infographics

Most people had made up their minds ahead of the vote…   2) Immigration and cultural issues separated the two camps…

Free Speech and Terrorism In the Age of Social Media

This past week there has been a lot of discussion about impact of social media on the diffusion of terrorism.  In the aftermath of the San Bernardino shootings, more than one […]

Universal Basic Income: Is Theory About to Become Reality?

It’s not often that a single idea can unify libertarians, conservatives and liberals, but once in a while a concept comes along that does just that. The Universal Basic Income […]

Dump Your Broker: Why Your Senator Should Manage Your Portfolio

There has been a lot of talk over the last few years about money in politics and just what kind of influence money buys in Washington. This is a serious issue for America, deserving […]

Is Centrist America A Myth?

In case you missed it, Thomas Edsall had a fascinating article in the NYT about the work of two graduate students and their quest to understand if there really is […]

VOX: “Thailand has a coup addiction”

Max Fisher has a through analysis of the Thai coup dynamics over at VOX.  His take on the three critical reasons for the crisis: There’s a long-running battle for power between the […]

Latin America’s Ukraine

Jorge G. Castañeda has a good post on Project Syndicate, in which he contrasts the U.S.’s reaction to the instability in the Ukraine to that in Venezuela. As usual, North […]