Leonid Bershidsky

06/24/2016 - 6:00pm

    The International Olympic Committee's decision to let Russian athletes compete in the Rio Olympics if they can prove that they haven't used performance-enhancing drugs won't be popular with other countries. Nonetheless, it was the right call. But it also carries some unpleasant undertones: It formally...

06/23/2016 - 6:00pm

    British polls have swung toward an "in" vote since the murder of parliament member Jo Cox, a predictable shift toward stability. It may be time to switch from imagining post-Brexit dystopias to picturing a Europe with Britain still in it. That's almost an...

06/21/2016 - 12:00pm

    The shocking murder of British parliament member Jo Cox and the Orlando shootings were both hate crimes that defy political labels, whatever the professed motives of the killers. Nobody can predict what will set off a deranged killer and it would be deplorable to tar...

06/17/2016 - 10:00am

    Islamic State may have nothing to do with any of the recent high-profile terror attacks for which it has claimed credit. No matter: It's such a strong brand that it's firmly associated with the atrocities in the minds of those who rarely read past the headlines...

06/16/2016 - 10:00am

    According to Donald Trump, he has been congratulated "for being right on radical Islamic terrorism" after 50 people died by a lone gunman's hand in an Orlando, Florida, nightclub. The shooting, however, proves him wrong on several major points that unite...

06/16/2016 - 9:00am

    Microsoft's acquisition of the social network LinkedIn is not easy to understand. Both companies' chief executives, Satya Nadella of Microsoft and Jeff Weiner, have described the $26.2 billion all-cash deal -- one of the largest in tech history -- in the blandest corporate-speak, with...

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