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Reporting and commentary by our featured news columnists, including John Cassidy, Amy Davidson Sorkin, and Masha Gessen.
Will Joe Biden and Lina Khan Cut the Tech Giants Down to Size?
A leading figure in the movement to rein in Silicon Valley monopolies has a powerful new post.
By John CassidyJune 21, 2021
The High Cost of Biden’s Meeting with Putin
To Biden, illusions are a hazard in foreign policy; to Putin, they are its currency.
By Masha GessenJune 17, 2021
Iran Moves Toward a One-Party State
The Supreme Leader is willing to risk the legitimacy of an election to consolidate monolithic hard-line control.
By Robin WrightJune 16, 2021
The ProPublica Revelations Show Why We Need to Tax Wealth More Effectively
How Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Michael Bloomberg, George Soros, and other American billionaires have gamed the system.
By John CassidyJune 8, 2021
The Importance of Teaching Dred Scott
By limiting discussion of the infamous Supreme Court decision, law-school professors risk minimizing the role of racism in American history.
By Jeannie Suk GersenJune 8, 2021
The Other Side of the May Jobs Report: Higher Wages
Many American workers are seeing the biggest pay gains in decades.
By John CassidyJune 5, 2021
Bitcoin’s Troubles Go Far Beyond Elon Musk
Recent moves by China have exposed the vulnerability of the cryptocurrency.
By John CassidyMay 24, 2021
Why Jerome Powell and the Fed Should Ignore the Inflation Hawks
Strong growth and a tight labor market are helping workers make sustained wage gains.
By John CassidyMay 17, 2021
Don’t Panic Over One Weaker-Than-Expected Jobs Report
Many indicators point to the economy continuing to rebound strongly from the pandemic. So why did the pace of hiring fall in April?
By John CassidyMay 8, 2021
Did a University of Toronto Donor Block the Hiring of a Scholar for Her Writing on Palestine?
Activists refer to a “Palestine exception to free speech” in North American universities.
By Masha GessenMay 8, 2021
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