Watching Whiteness At Work

On January 6, 2021, many watched, some in horror and others in fear, as a symbol of our democracy — that has not known invasion since 1812 — was overrun by a mob of supporters of the…

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Trump's Worst Pardons

For about a decade, I traveled frequently to Afghanistan (and sometimes to Iraq) as a US government official. I was usually protected by American troops, and occasionally by private security…

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Looking Beyond “Manels”

President-elect Joe Biden made a passionate case this week for the nomination of retired General Lloyd Austin as his defense secretary. Usually, the defense secretary nomination is not…

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