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Donald Trump, American Narcissist

For Donald Trump, narcissism takes precedence over fascism.

By Kevin Mattson

A Smarter Intervention Debate

What lessons have liberals learned from recent interventions? The answer isn't clear—but it will matter when the next crisis hits.

By Nathan Pippenger

In Search of a Global Ethic

Research in 25 cities shows that norms across cultures may not be so different after all.

By Devin Stewart

Keep Metro On Track

The ongoing embarrassment of D.C.'s subway system should be an occasion not for resignation, but for the opposite: a renewed dedication to robust public transit systems.

By Nathan Pippenger

What Progressive Tax Reform Should Look Like

Tax reform should focus on our real goalsraising incomes and helping peoplenot on the aesthetic purity of the tax code.

By Jason Furman