• Veterans Go to Washington--So What?

    by Nan Levinson

    Speculation about the effects of electing veterans to national office is seldom historically informed. Although it's assumed military experience and leadership would shape a legislator's vote, today's partisanship is probably the biggest influence. 

  • Might the Coronavirus Be a Peacemaker?

    Historian Tom Engleheart uses his past book "The End of Victory Culture" to propose how politics may function in a post-coronavirus world.

  • The Ditherer-in-Chief

    by Edward J. Larson

    Previous presidents have cemented their legacies by acting decisively in times of crisis. Trump… not so much.

  • Prudence in a Storm

    by Yuval Levin

    Restrained action in a crisis is no wiser than panic in normal times.