• Arguments

    A Blog of Ideas

Obama’s Flawed Foreign Policy

Did he understand the world a little too well?

By Heather Hurlburt

Power Matters

Social movements, both left and right, abounded during the Obama years. And while some faded, others flourished.

By Todd Gitlin

Obama's Uncertain Legacy

A presidency of great symbolic value had both ups and downs. But Obama's greatest achievements now hang in the balance.

By William Galston

Cory Booker Takes a Smart Stand

The New Jersey senator breaks with a norm to defy a norm-breaking President.

By Nathan Pippenger

A Dark Future With China?

Apocalyptic visions of Sino-U.S. relations are a road to nowhere.

By Julian B. Gewirtz