A Likely Democratic Shocker

Conor Lamb, a Democrat, appears to have pulled off a shocking upset in a Pennsylvania congressional election last night. The race is still too close to call. But Lamb has a 641-vote lead over the Republican, Rick Saccone, and the remaining uncounted…
‘There Is No Ice’

“There is no ice where there is almost always ice,” The Washington Post’s weather experts tweeted yesterday, referring to an area north of Greenland. Lars Kaleschke, a German physicist, explained: “There is open water north of Greenland where the thickest…
Obama’s Tax Playbook By David Leonhardt

First, a media mea culpa. It’s not easy to be self-critical in public. So kudos to Perry Bacon Jr. for his new FiveThirtyEight piece, “How the media bungled the John Kelly story.” Bacon includes himself — and many others —…
Awaken, Poland, Before It’s Too Late By Roger Cohen

Poland’s lurch into illiberalism and rewritten history, following the well-trodden Hungarian path toward the curtailment of democracy, is the most alarming political development in Europe since the fall of the Berlin Wall almost three decades ago. Without Poland’s brave leadership…
No Fairy, No Cry Paul Krugman

Republicans preached fiscal austerity when the economy needed stimulus, and have turned to fiscal profligacy now that it doesn’t. If this surprises you, either you’ve been completely oblivious to the reality of the modern GOP for the past decade, or…
Everyone a Changemaker By David Brooks

Bill Drayton invented the term “social entrepreneur” and founded Ashoka, the organization that supports 3,500 of them in 93 countries. He’s a legend in the nonprofit world, so I went to him this week to see if he could offer…