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What Donald Trump Jr. did was wrong and maybe illegal. But it wasn’t treason.

by Dylan Matthews

Treason is a very specific crime with a definition set forth in the Constitution that Trump Jr’s conduct doesn’t come close to meeting, for one simple reason: The US is not at war with Russia.


It’s a good time to listen to young Lincoln

by Cass Sunstein

A speech he gave as a 28 year old demonstrates his reverence for the rule of law  –  something worth remembering just now. 


President Trump is ignoring the lesson of two world wars

by Jeffrey A. Engel

Americans must stay engaged in Europe.


Trump Has Picked America’s Enemies in Russia Over Its Friends in Europe

by Max Boot

After his most recent trip abroad, the president deserves credit for consistency — but not much else.


How Did Democrats Become the Party of Elites?

by Leonard Steinhorn

In order to win back statehouses and Congress, Democrats must rewrite the political narrative that now has them on the side of the establishment and Republicans on the side of sticking it to the man.


Is the US headed for a showdown with North Korea?

by Niall Ferguson

Since the election of Donald Trump, the probability of a Sino-American conflict has soared.


China can’t tame North Korea. The U.S. has to.

by Mitchell Lerner

The U.S. can't hide behind China any longer.


Why Abraham Lincoln is an icon for Republicans and Democrats alike

by Shawn Parry-Giles and David Kaufer

After his assassination, Abraham Lincoln became a beacon of the United States presidency.


How the Nazis destroyed the first gay rights movement

by John Broich

The story of how close Germany – and much of Europe – came to liberating its LGBTQ people before violently reversing that trend under new authoritarian regimes is an object lesson showing that the history of LGBTQ rights is not a record of constant progress.


Monumental Rubbish: With the Statues Torn Down, What Next for New Orleans?

by Adolph Reed Jr.

The city is unquestionably better for ridding itself of these symbols of white supremacy, but a focus on the past must not sidestep the need to confront what actually reproduces inequality in the present.



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