Pluralism and the Politics of the Good

A Trump supporter holds an American flag at a rally in Madison, Ala., February 2016. (Marvin Gentry/Reuters) A politics stripped of the good might be unable to sustain the intellectual and cultural capital that makes…

The U.S. Can Afford to Stay Calm with…

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (Brendan Mcdermid/Reuters) The Trump administration can sit back and monitor Iran’s international ostracism and economic isolation while remaining unpredictable and enigmatic. President Trump recently ordered and then called off a retaliatory…

CIA Contrarian Herbert E. Meyer, R.I.P.

CIA Headquarters Building in McLean, Va. (Larry Downing/Reuters) A perspicacious observer of foreign threats and weaknesses has passed away. It is now well understood that the fall of 1983 was a moment in the Cold…

Please Raise My Taxes?

Eli Broad at a media preview of The Broad Museum in Los Angeles, Calif., in 2015. (Kevork Djansezian/Reuters) Rather than calling for the federal government to do more income redistribution, it might be useful to…

The Libra Gambit

(Dado Ruvic/Reuters) Facebook is not the first to develop a private currency with the hopes of superseding the cartel that is consumer banking. They had to call it “Libra” of course — like something off…

Jeremy Hunt reveals baby sister died in accident…

Jeremy Hunt reveals his baby sister died in a 'terrible accident' 50 years ago - as ITV's Peston makes grovelling apology for 'aggressive' questioning about the tragedy Foreign Secretary was asked about the tragedy on ITV's…

Boris says ALL Cabinet ministers must vow to…

Boris says ALL his Cabinet ministers must back a 'do or die' Brexit by Halloween - as Remainers plot 'grossly irresponsible' bid to block No Deal by CUTTING OFF vital funding to Whitehall departments Boris…

GMB guests clash over claim Toy Story 4…

'It's a story about toys!' GMB guests clash over claim Toy Story 4 is RACIST for having 'no black leads' - as writer insists it DOES have diverse characters including a Martian and Mr Potato…

Teenager, 18, is 63rd person to be murdered…

Student, 18, is stabbed to death 'after putting his arms up to show attackers he wasn't armed' - as his 'heartbroken' father reveals family moved to London from war-torn Somalia to be 'safer' Victim is…

How Much Is a Little Girl Worth?: The…

Jan. 24, 2018, Rachael Denhollander walked into a Michigan courtroom to speak about the sexual abuse she suffered as a child from Larry Nassar. She was the last in an extraordinary procession of nearly 150…

Start Here: Dems host 1st debate as a…

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