Austin Rogers

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Could the U.S. and China end up in a terrible war that neither wants?

Is a dangerous pattern emerging in U.S.-China relations? International relations scholar Graham Allison coined the term “Thucydides Trap” in 2012 to explain how a rising power can instill fear in an existing power, leading to hostility and mistrust that can escalate into war.<p>In his new book, …

Geopolitics

U.S. special operations forces face growing demands and increased risks

Touching down before dawn, Somali “Lightning” commandos climbed out of U.S. military helicopters and carefully advanced in the dark toward a ramshackle compound tucked into muddy farmland dotted by banana trees.<p>U.S. surveillance had monitored the site for days after an intelligence tip signaled the …

The Trump news you missed: he asked Comey to jail journalists

By now, everyone has heard the blockbuster news that Trump allegedly asked the FBI director, James Comey, to drop the Michael Flynn investigation. But buried deep inside in the the New York Times story was another bombshell that was just as important: Trump reportedly urged Comey to jail …

Donald Trump

Republicans Might Actually Be Turning Against President Trump

For months, Republicans on Capitol Hill have stood by President Donald Trump despite damaging revelations surrounding the Russia investigation.<p>There …

His Kampf

Richard Spencer is a troll and an icon for white supremacists. He was also my high-school classmate.<p>On December 17, 2007, the libertarian magazine <i>Reason</i> held a Christmas bash—a “Very Special, Very Secular Christmas Party”—at its office in Washington, D.C. The guest of honor, the late <i>Atlantic</i> book …

Trump admits he fired Comey over Russia. Republican voters don't believe him.

President Donald Trump has said the <i>real</i> reason he fired James Comey from the FBI was because of the bureau’s investigation into links between Trump’s 2016 campaign associates and Russia. But that doesn’t seem to have gotten through to the majority of Republican voters.<p>Nearly two-thirds (63 percent) …

Obama Faces the Ex-President's Dilemma

The former president must decide how to remain an influential player in the world without intervening too much in the national debate.<p>“I see you Barry,” said comedian Hasan Minhaj at the White House Correspondent’s Association dinner. “What you doin’ right now? You jet skiing while the world …

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Don’t lose sight of how strange and dangerous the Trump administration’s anti-Islam worldview is

The first months of the Trump administration were accompanied by scores of slightly stunned explanatory news articles detailing the no-longer-fringe Islamophobic worldview of the new president's advisers. Among the staffers espousing the view that we are at the outset of a titanic clash between …

President Trump: “People don't ask that question, but why was there the Civil War?”

President Donald Trump is a bit confused about the causes of the American Civil War.<p>In an interview with Sirius XM’s Salena Zito, which aired on Monday morning, Trump compared himself to President Andrew Jackson — a populist known to history for his championing of the interests of white men and his …

The education of Donald Trump

The White House remains on a collision course between the president's fixed habits and the demands of his new job.<p>The 70-year-old leader of the free world sat behind his desk in the Oval Office last Friday afternoon, doing what he’s done for years: selling himself. His 100th day in office was …

Donald Trump

This voting reform solves 2 of America’s biggest political problems

“Proportional” voting would reduce party polarization and the number of wasted votes.<p><i>This piece was first published April. In June, Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) introduced the</i> <i>Fair Representation Act</i><i>, which would implement the reforms Lee Drutman proposes here.</i><p>Back in October, Alec MacGillis penned a …

Scott Pruitt undermines the EPA with anti-scientific ignorance

Donald Trump’s foreign policy and legislative agenda may be a confused mess due to amateurism, impulsiveness and understaffing, but his administration’s attack on the environment is operating with the focus and zeal of the Spanish Inquisition. Led byEPAAdministratorScott Pruitt, the Trump team is …

Clean Technology

Trump loathing unifies the diverse crowd at the massive L.A. women's march

Given that it was Los Angeles, there was no surprise that a solid list of actors and musicians spoke and performed at the women’s march on Saturday. The real surprise was how many people showed up. Organizers had hoped for 80,000 and got as many as 750,000. Though some estimates were significantly …

Donald Trump

Mockery, anger in South Korea over USS Carl Vinson 'bluffing'

<b>(CNN) —</b> US President Donald Trump said he was sending "an armada" to Korean waters to potentially deal with threats from Pyongyang.<p>But its no-show has caused some South Koreans to question his leadership and strategy regarding their unpredictable neighbor in the north.<p>And as the country prepares to …

North Korea

Mexico’s Revenge

By antagonizing the U.S.’s neighbor to the south, Donald Trump has made the classic bully’s error: He has underestimated his victim.<p>Leer este artículo en español.<p>When Donald Trump first made sport of thumping Mexico—when he accused America’s neighbor of exporting rapists and “bad hombres,” when he …

What's Really at Stake for America in Yemen's Conflict

As the Trump administration navigates the risks of escalation, there’s a real danger it will get the calculus wrong.<p>What the hell is going on in Yemen?<p>That’s a question a lot of people have been asking themselves ever since a Navy SEAL was lost in a raid on al-Qaeda in Yemen and the Trump …

Middle East

Trump on pace to surpass 8 years of Obama's travel spending in 1 year

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump's travel to his private club in Florida has cost over an estimated $20 million in his first 80 days as president, putting the president on pace in his first year of office to surpass former President Barack Obama's spending on travel for his entire eight years.<p>The …

Donald Trump

Could the Government Shut Down?

Start your countdown clocks. The federal government will run out of its spending authority on April 28, setting up a high stakes fight to keep the …

Trumpcare: How we got from ‘wonderful’ to widely panned

During the presidential campaign, then-candidate Donald Trump said he would replace Obamacare with “something terrific.” In February, he assured us he was putting together something “wonderful.” He would cover “everybody,” he said in an interview with The Post. He once bragged that he was the only …

Health Care

Most Republicans are in denial about the probe into Trump-Russia ties

On Wednesday, U.S. Rep.<p>Devin Nunes, a Republican from the San Joaquin Valley, took a trip to theWhite Housethat made as big a splash as California’s recent torrential rains. Even though he is chairman of the House Intelligence Committee that is investigating links between Russia and members …

Donald Trump

Bethesda Promises ‘Fallout 4 VR’ Will Be The ‘Most Incredible Thing You’ve Ever Seen In Your Life’

If there’s one thing <i>Resident Evil 7</i> in virtual reality has taught us — being inside a video game isn’t always the most satisfying thing in the world. Actually living — and dying — in a virtual world can be downright horrifying. Such is the impressiveness of the technology we hold in our hands these …

Virtual Reality

Israel plans mass evacuation if Islamic militants go to war with them

If Islamic militants in Gaza or Lebanon go to war with Israel, they could find their usual targets empty.<p>Israel is drawing up contingency plans to evacuate up to a quarter-million civilians from border communities to protect them from attacks from Hamas, Hezbollah or other Islamic militant …

Why People Continue to Believe Objectively False Things

“Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts,” goes the saying — one that now seems like a relic of simpler times.<p>Today, President Trump is sticking with his own facts — his claim that the Obama administration wiretapped him during the election — in the face of testimony to the …

Donald Trump

This Jewish Photographer Documented a Nazi-Controlled Ghetto

In March 1945 a man who had witnessed far too much human misery dug into ground hardened by the Polish winter and retrieved what he had buried months earlier. Thus, in a manner of speaking, did he provide the dead with an afterlife.<p>His name was Henryk Ross. He had been an official photographer in …

For Honor Player Estimates It Will Take 2.5 Years to Earn Every Unlock Without Paying

"This equation ignores disconnects, down servers, and all DLC/update content."<p>One For Honor player isn't happy with the game's microtransaction …

Handy

Space tourism companies are going to write their own safety rules because the US government can’t

Within a year, says Blue Origin, it will begin flying humans to the edge of space. That would grant the company, founded by Amazon chief Jeff Bezos, a symbolic victory over competitors like SpaceX, Boeing and Virgin Galactic, who are also pursuing plans to fly paying passengers beyond earth’s …

Space Travel

UK to trigger article 50 on 29 March, but faces delay on start of talks

Theresa May has informed the European council that she will trigger article 50 on Wednesday 29 March, but European sources have made clear that Britain could be forced to wait until June to embark on formal talks.<p>The prime minister’s decision to name the date on which the two-year Brexit clock will …

United Kingdom

This troubled, covert agency is responsible for trucking nuclear bombs across America each day

The unmarked 18-wheelers ply the nation's interstates and two-lane highways, logging 3 million miles a year hauling the most lethal cargo there is: nuclear bombs.<p>The covert fleet, which shuttles warheads from missile silos, bomber bases and submarine docks to nuclear weapons labs across the …

National Security

Robots aren’t killing the American Dream. Neither is trade. This is the problem.

“No, robots aren’t killing the American Dream,” argued the New York Times editorial board in February. As evidence, the Times emphasized that labor productivity and capital investment have decelerated in the new century. In theory, that wouldn’t be happening if automation were the main reason that …

Economics