• Arguments

    A Blog of Ideas

The Rumors Have Been Exaggerated

Two new books, by Edward Luce and Bill Emmott, are part of a larger trend of writers and pundits overstating the decline of western liberalism.

By Charles Kenny

Still Searching for an Anti-DREAMer Rationale

An anti-DACA argument in The Washington Post shows the gap where Trump and company's justification should be.

By Nathan Pippenger

Can We Pay for Single Payer?

Bernie Sanders has announced a bold plan. It's a huge step in the right direction, but making it workable won’t be easy.

By Dean Baker

Yemen and the Horsemen of the Apocalypse

War, famine, and sickness are ravaging through Yemen, as the country faces one of its worst humanitarian crises. But is anyone paying attention?

By Helen Lackner

Welcome to Canada?

The influx of Haitian asylum seekers crossing into Canada on faulty assurances may disrupt the immigrant-friendly image Justin Trudeau has tried so hard to cultivate.

By Nathalie Baptiste