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The Unseen Election

It's about a lot more than tweets and insults. Here are factors you haven't thought about, from six different authors.

By The Editors

Features

The Private Debt Crisis

China is drowning in it. The whole world has too much of it. History suggests: This won’t end well.

By Richard Vague

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Book Reviews

Can We Live Long and Prosper?

By Joshua Holland

Book Reviews

Theaters of Coercion

Intellectuals and activists have struggled to transform Iran. But Tehran's role in the changing landscape of the Middle East has become the defining story.

By Danny Postel

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Arguments

Shutdown Averted, But Flint Still Waits

The “agreement” to fund Flint is entirely theoretical, and these temporary band-aids only feed into the argument that government is inefficient.

By Stan Collender

Arguments

Is Facebook Spreading Right-Wing Conspiracy Theories?

How recent changes to the trending news section are helping Breitbart News.

By Nathan Pippenger

Arguments

Yes, We Can Beat China

Trump’s alarmism is way off base, but he actually has a point about our trade imbalance with China.

By Richard Vague

Arguments

The Debate That Mattered

The scholarly consensus says that debates don't actually affect voting behavior. This year could be different.

By Melissa R. Michelson

Arguments

Two Cheers for Clinton's Debate Performance

Will voters see the difference between the former Secretary of State and the irritable reality TV star?

By Nathan Pippenger

Arguments

Beyond Opportunity

Hillary Clinton just offered the most comprehensive pitch ever to the one-quarter of the American electorate with disabilities. It’s only a start.

By Susan Sered

Arguments

We've Been Here Before

We've failed our global refugee population before. But we've also seen the kind of bold leadership that was sorely lacking at this week's UN high-level meeting.

By Peter Gatrell

Arguments

How to Debate Trump

By The Editors

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