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by Graham Vyse


What does Cassidy Hutchinson’s testimony mean for the investigation of the U.S. Capitol riot? Alan Rozenshtein on the January 6th committee’s new hearings and the potential prosecution of Donald Trump.
Democracy 10 min read
by Michael Bluhm

Enemy of My Enemy

Why are so many Arab countries suddenly working so openly with Israel? Steven Cook on the persistent threat of Iran, the waning influence of the U.S., and the fate of the Palestinians.
11 min read
by Graham Vyse


What explains the U.S. government’s new interest in UFOs? Seth Shostak on mysterious phenomena, human psychology, and alien life.
Science 9 min read
by Michael Bluhm


How bad is the American economy? Claudia Sahm on jobs, inflation, and the range of alternative near-term futures.
Economy 10 min read
by Michael Bluhm


What’s rising crime doing to American politics? Lisa L. Miller on how the fact of violence and feelings of chaos are shaping this year’s U.S. elections.
Democracy 12 min read
by Graham Vyse

Proving Ground

What is the January 6th committee, exactly? Casey Burgat on the power and proceedings of a Capitol Hill investigation.
Democracy 9 min read
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