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Peter Beinart

Peter Beinart

Peter Beinart is a contributing editor at The Atlantic and a professor of journalism and political science at the City University of New York.
Peter Beinart is a contributing editor at The Atlantic and a professor of journalism and political science at the City University of New York.
Management

Trump Shut Down Programs to Counter Violent Extremism

The administration has hobbled the infrastructure designed to prevent atrocities like Pittsburgh.

Management

Analysis: The U.S. Needs to Face Up to Its Long History of Election Meddling

Russian electoral interference has renewed the temptation for American leaders to do the same.

Management

Analysis: Trump Could Transform the U.S.–North Korea Relationship

In pursuing peace with North Korea, the U.S. president has the chance to do what Ronald Reagan tried to do with the Soviet Union.

Management

Analysis: Mike Pompeo at State Would Enable Trump's Worst Instincts

If Rex Tillerson is replaced, one barrier keeping the president in check will fall away.

Management

The Attack in Manhattan Poses a Test for Donald Trump

The president was notably restrained in the wake of an apparent terror attack on Tuesday—that hasn’t often been the case.

Defense

The U.S. Government's Fight Against Violent Extremism Loses Its Leader

The resignation of George Selim, a key Homeland Security official, may signal a shift away from treating the American Muslim community as partners in the struggle against radicalization.

Oversight

Why Trump Might Fire Robert Mueller

President Trump is reportedly considering drastic action to end the Russia investigation.

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Management

Do Republicans Still Think America Is Exceptional?

For years, the GOP has lambasted the left for not valuing American exceptionalism. But the real challenge to American exceptionalism has been brewing on the right.

Oversight

The Real Scandal of Hillary Clinton's Emails

It’s not what she wrote—it’s her tendency to wall herself off from alternative points of view.

Oversight

Battle of the Surrogates

Hillary Clinton can call on just about any elected official in the Democratic Party, including a past and current president. Donald Trump, not so much.

Oversight

Clinton's Battle Plan

Don’t expect Hillary Clinton to stay above the fray in the general election.

Oversight

Can Clinton Reconstruct Trump Supporters' Hope?

A Clinton win this fall will stoke Trump voters' rancor. That's why she should include them in speeches and launch a big infrastructure plan.

Management

Donald Trump and Ted Cruz Should Learn These Lessons From Belgium

In calling for policies that alienate Muslims, the Republican candidates are trying to make America more like Europe.

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Oversight

Hillary Clinton's Long Career as an Insider

Many think Clinton was a onetime leftist radical who morphed into a centrist to gain power. But she has always been a true incrementalist and compromiser.

Defense

Why Attacking ISIS Won't Make Americans Safer

U.S. presidential candidates are steering the country toward a terror trap.

Oversight

How Trump and Carson Benefit From the Backlash Against Corruption

Many Republican voters are tired of lobbyists and donors setting the agenda—and eager to back outsiders who feel the same way.

Management

Clinton's Campaign is Afraid of Bernie Sanders

As the Vermont senator gains momentum, the frontunner's team brings in Claire McCaskill.

Oversight

The Many Measures of Hillary Clinton

The former secretary of state has long held progressive economic views—but that's only one aspect of her political identity.

Defense

What Are the Alternatives to Obama's Iran Deal?

Israel’s prime minister says more sanctions will produce a better nuclear agreement. But the evidence suggests otherwise.