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Writing about society and politics, including the paralyzing effect of bureaucracy – and how to overcome it.

The Right Thing, Morally and Politically

There is an obvious temptation to value a Senate seat above our moral standards failings of a candidate. But you know what they say about temptation…

Now What? Key Questions After The Virginia Blowout

The mid-term backlash seemed like it would be mild at best – it was anything but.

Doing the Right Thing the Wrong Way

What started as an attempt to do the honorable thing led to needless mistakes by the president and his chief of staff.

The Myth of Politicizing Tragedy

We should try to win arguments about how to respond instead of trying to dodge them – and limiting our own ability to speak as a result.

Hillary Clinton Will Never Learn, But We Should

This may be the most unnecessary book since OJ wrote “If I Did It,” but there are lessons in her zombie-like re-emergence, even for Republicans.

The Government Abuse of Title IX May Finally Be Ending

Betsy DeVos has had an uneven tenure at the Department of Education, sometimes struggling with the demands of a cabinet-level job. Today was not one...

Why is Steve Bannon So Mad?

Steve Bannon left the White House last week the same way he entered it – with a series of bombastic threats toward those who...

After Charlottesville

The goal must be making fewer Nazis – and purging them from the Republican Party – not just punching or scolding the ones we currently have.

Searching For a Better Approach To Diversity

That others made more coherent arguments on Damore's behalf isn’t evidence he should keep his job; it says other people are better at this sort of thing.

Why Colin Kaepernick Deserves Exactly What He is Getting

The refusal of NFL owners to give Colin Kaepernick a job isn't oppressing speech, it’s oppressing stupidity.
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