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  • A Way Out of the Immigration Crisis

    The only answer to today’s polarized debate is amnesty for those already here, new standards for those seeking entry and a return to the ideal of the melting pot

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  • The Human Promise of the AI Revolution

    Artificial intelligence will radically disrupt the world of work, but the right policy choices can make it a force for a more compassionate social contract.

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  • The Cost of American Retreat

    The world order that the U.S. built after World War II required sacrifice and commitment, but it brought unprecedented benefits. What happens if it disappears?

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  • The Impeached President

    Ken Starr led the investigation that almost brought down Bill Clinton. Now he tells his side of the story—-and sees lessons for today.

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  • The Liberty of Nations

    Nationalism is widely denounced today, but its critics overlook its long history as the foundation of limited government and individual liberty and its role in allowing human diversity to flourish, Yoram Hazony writes.

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  • Late to the Driverless Revolution

    America’s car industry dismissed the potential of autonomous driving for years as tech companies plunged ahead. Now Detroit is racing to catch up.

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  • In Orban’s Hungary, a Glimpse of Europe’s Demise

    Onetime dissident cozies up to Putin, betting that the post-Cold War era of liberal democracy is doomed. Among the economic and political implications: Hungary is building a giant Russian-designed nuclear power plant that will give Moscow leverage over its energy supply for decades to come.

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  • The Way We Read Now

    A new survey of America’s favorite novels shows that storytelling moves us far more than literary quality.

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  • When the World Opened the Gates of China

    Was it a mistake for the U.S. to allow China to join the World Trade Organization? Assessments of the 2001 deal often determine positions in today’s bitter trade debate.

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  • It’s Time to Kick the Bucket List

    Americans have become obsessed with supposedly transformative experiences. But is bungee-jumping in Madagascar what will really make life complete?

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  • Russia’s Turn to Its Asian Past

    Vladimir Putin famously described the loss of the Soviet empire as the “greatest geopolitical catastrophe” of the 20th century. As nostalgia surges for the eastern conquest of Genghis Khan, Putin maps out his own empire.

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  • Confession of an Anti-GMO Activist

    Genetically modified crops have been vilified and banned, but the science is clear: They’re perfectly safe. And what’s more, the world desperately needs them.

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  • A Portrait of the Artist as a Great Father

    The cliché about famous creative types is that they’re self-obsessed and withdrawn. Less familiar—but more plentiful—are the stories of paternal affection that flows from artistic bounty.

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  • Trump’s Iran Gambit

    Despite his aggressive rhetoric, the president is not determined to topple the Islamic Republic, as some critics fear. For now, he seems more interested in making a new deal with Tehran.

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  • The Overprotected American Child

    Why not let them walk to school alone? Parents and communities are figuring out ways to give their children more independence—and it just may help them to become less anxious, more self-reliant adults.

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  • The Tragedy of Venezuela

    When reporter Anatoly Kurmanaev started covering the country five years ago, the petrodollar-fueled party was still raging, but the greed and incompetence of the Socialist government soon began to take their devastating toll.

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  • Theranos Inc.’s Partners in Blood

    Much of the attention to the medical diagnostics firm accused of fraud has focused on CEO Elizabeth Holmes. But behind the scenes, another character played a central role.

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  • John McCain: ‘Vladimir Putin Is an Evil Man’

    In an excerpt from his new memoir, Sen. McCain discusses his longstanding opposition to the Russian strongman—and his own role in receiving ‘the Steele dossier’ about Donald Trump.

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  • The New Science of Psychedelics

    Recent studies are finding that drugs such as LSD and psilocybin can help to alleviate depression, anxiety and addiction—and may have profound things to teach us about how the mind works, writes Michael Pollan.

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  • China’s Challenge to Democracy

    The democratic cause is on the defensive today, and China’s pragmatic authoritarianism now offers a serious rival model, based on economic progress and national dignity.

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  • When the Twitter Mob Came for Me

    Recently hired by the Atlantic and then promptly fired, the conservative writer Kevin D. Williamson discusses the social-media outrage that made the celebrated magazine retreat.

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