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Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 12:00am
    David Runciman is professor of politics at Cambridge University. His books include "The Confidence Trap," a brief, lively history of crises faced by democratic nations, and how those nations handled the challenges. The rise...
Friday, May 27, 2016 - 9:00pm
    For its proponents, transhumanism - the idea of using technology to redesign humans beyond our biology - is just common sense. Who doesn't want to live a healthier, happier and wealthier life? And wouldn't it be great to live...
Friday, May 27, 2016 - 8:00pm
    As law professors go, I'm pretty sympathetic to Clarence Thomas's constitutional jurisprudence. It's not that I agree with him, which I almost never do. But I think he genuinely tries to apply originalism using historical...
Friday, May 27, 2016 - 7:00pm
    "What ideas, if embraced, would pose the greatest threat to the welfare of humanity?" When the editors of Foreign Policy magazine posed this question to a group of prominent policy intellectuals in 2004, neoconservative...
Friday, May 27, 2016 - 6:00pm
    Sometimes, people do terrible things because they have a tragic misunderstanding of what it means to be good. Sometimes we do regrettable things because we aren't strong enough to be as good as we would like. Fortunately,...
Friday, May 27, 2016 - 5:00pm
    Bernie Sanders is pushing for concessions from the Democratic Party establishment in return for his promised support for Hillary Clinton once she indisputably nails down the 2016 presidential nomination. One change he wants is an end...
Friday, May 27, 2016 - 4:00pm
    When I first tried to start a club for the study of transhumanism at Yale, I was astounded by the university's response. The chaplain intervened and vetoed the request. An email to me explained that there were already enough...
Friday, May 27, 2016 - 3:00pm
    National anxiety over the decline in middle-class living standards is driving this year's presidential contest like no other issue.     Donald Trump promises a return of manufacturing jobs as the solution, but he...
Friday, May 27, 2016 - 2:00pm
    CRISPR is a controversial new technology for genetically engineering cells and making those changes heritable. It and other new gene-editing technologies have both raised hopes of speedier biomedical breakthroughs and concerns that...
Friday, May 27, 2016 - 1:00pm
    In 1967, the United States was digging itself deeper into the war in Vietnam.     The anti-war movement was being forged by the youth, energetic and willing to stand up to establishment values. They were the peace-...
Friday, May 27, 2016 - 11:00am
    Israel has recently been under intense criticism on the world stage. Some of it, like the “boycott, divestment, sanctions” (BDS) campaign, is a campus movement to destroy Israel masquerading as a political critique. But a...
Friday, May 27, 2016 - 10:00am
    With a bunch of new polls released over the weekend, speculation about how a general election race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump ends is beginning to matter. Just not in the way you would think, based on all the hype....
Friday, May 27, 2016 - 9:00am
    The airlines could do something today that might ease your wait in airport security checkpoint lines tomorrow: Stop charging fees for checked baggage.     Up until now, the wrath of air travelers has been focused on...
Friday, May 27, 2016 - 8:00am
    It's complicated to sue for discriminatory firing when you haven't actually been fired. But it's doable. The lesson from the Supreme Court on Monday is that timing matters.     The justices weighed in on...
Friday, May 27, 2016 - 7:00am
    It is often said that the problem with immigrants is that they're poor and contribute only their cheap labor when they get here.     But rarely discussed is the fact that the United States does a terrible job of...
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