America

The Tangled Politics of America’s Woke Liberals and Muslim Millennials

America’s Woke Liberals and Muslim Millennials

For decades, the American left has pushed faith to the margins of political life, even as the right has embraced it as part of the culture wars. But post-9/11 culture wars and foreign wars are creating alliances among liberals that are bringing it back to the center.

As Brood X Nears the Completion of its Life Cycle, We Are Left Listening to the Cicada Blues

As Brood X Nears the Completion of its Life Cycle, We Are Left Listening to the Cicada Blues

Much has been written about the din of cicadas, compared at times in its strangeness to the imagined sound of UFOs. Bob Dylan was moved to write “Day of the Locusts” when he heard them in 1970 at Princeton as he was receiving his honorary degree.

Rumblings of Change in Puerto Rico

Rumblings of Change in Puerto Rico

Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens who can vote in U.S. presidential primaries but not in the general election. The island territory is ruled by the United States but politically and socioeconomically adrift from it. Many want that to change.

Michael Deibert
Becoming Turkish-American in Iran

Becoming Turkish-American in Iran

Will I give those challenging my way of life the benefit of the doubt, as I preached to my Turkish friends, or will I approach them with extreme suspicion?

Daphne McCurdy
America, Through the Looking Glass

America, Through the Looking Glass

“Have you guessed the riddle yet?” the Mad Hatter asked Alice. The MAGA crowd knew the answer to their riddle. They proceeded to “primary the hell” out of the Capitol. America was shocked. They had stepped through the looking glass.

Faisal Al Yafai
America’s Preexisting Conditions

America’s Preexisting Conditions

Consider first the systematic, crippling insecurity that too many Americans suffer for lack of basic resources. The pandemic has accentuated this insecurity.

Abdul El-Sayed