In our interview, Elsa Kania and Sam Bendett explain what China and Russia have learned from the American way of warfighting – and from Russia's success in Syria. The short answer: everything. But instead of leaving us smug, I argue it ought to leave us worried about complacency followed by unpleasant military surprises. Elsa and Sam both try to predict where the surprises might come from. Yogi Berra makes an appearance.
Conservative students and lawmakers are demanding the University of California-Davis take action against a professor of English, Joshua Clover, for his past comments that appeared to endorse violence against cops.
The Supreme Court today declined to hear a case about discrimination against a gay couple at a bed and breakfast in Hawaii, leaving in place a state court ruling against the business owner.
Dick Dale was born in Boston in 1937 as Richard Anthony Mansour, but he died on Saturday as "The King of the Surf Guitar." His life encapsulates so much that is great about America, especially our part-mythic, part-real ability to invent and re-invent who we want to be. It's fantastic, and totally to-be-expected, that a son of the Middle East and Central and Eastern Europe ended up creating one of the most purely "American" strains of popular music. That's worth pondering, especially in a moment...
Utah just took a major step to improve the treatment of pregnant women behind bars. The state legislature has passed the Inmate Restrictions Standards Amendments, which aims to end the practice of shackling inmates' feet while they're in labor. As of Friday, the bill is currently in "enrolled" status, which means it is being prepared to reach the governor's desk.
The passengers of the Ethiopian Airlines jet that crashed March 10 had not even been identified or buried before some commentators thought they had identified the cause: President Trump's push for deregulation.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D–Mass.) wants the federal government to forcibly break apart big technology companies. Most of her competitors for the 2020 Democratic Party presidential nomination agree, as do conservative Fox News host Tucker Carlson and (at least occasionally) President Donald Trump. Are they right about the dangerous concentration of private power?
The nearly four dozen public universities with teams in the NCAA men's basketball tournament are paying their head coaches more than $96 million combined in annual compensation.
One of the chief justifications for President Donald Trump's nearly year-long trade war has been the promise that he would get China to stop doing some things that American businesses view as unfair—including the Chinese practice of demanding access to intellectual property held by American tech companies.
Although Donald Trump describes Saturday Night Live as "unwatchable," he keeps watching it, and he keeps wondering why the show is allowed to make fun of him. While Trump is no doubt trolling his opponents with these tweets, he also seems genuinely confused about regulation of broadcast television—in particular, the "equal time" rule, which he erroneously views as a general requirement of balance or fairness.