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Past articles by David:

Opinion | Why Is There Still No Strategy to Defeat Donald Trump?

Trump-bashing makes us feel good; it doesn’t turn the tide. → Read More

Opinion | The Immortal Awfulness of Open Plan Workplaces

No amount of evidence can bury this bad idea. → Read More

Opinion | How to Find Out Who You Are

Don’t just try to look inward. → Read More

Opinion | A 2024 Presidential Candidate Who Meets the Moment

Think outsider and unconventional. → Read More

Why Mass Shooters Do the Evil They Do

The common answer is often wrong. → Read More

Opinion | Why on Earth Is Pelosi Supporting the Trumpists?

The moral idiocy of promoting the extremists. → Read More

Opinion | This Is Why Autocracies Fail

Over the long term, centralized power is a recipe for stagnation. → Read More

Opinion | This Is Why Putin Can’t Back Down

The invasion of Ukraine is a rabid form of identity politics. → Read More

Opinion | ‘My Fellow Americans’: Four Times Columnists Channel Joe Biden

We will start again — and we will start now. → Read More

Opinion | Democrats Need to Confront Their Privilege

To win the culture war, bring the nation together, don't split it into parts. → Read More

Opinion | Moderates and Progressives, Get Together!

Democrats' two divisions have a lot of shared ground. → Read More

Is Self-Awareness a Mirage?

We know what we’re feeling, just not how and why we got here. → Read More

Opinion | When Dictators Find God

We’re in an era of post-religious holy wars. → Read More

You Are Not Who You Think You Are

The categories we use to describe our thinking are messed up. → Read More

Opinion | This Is How Theocracy Shrivels

Radical ideas that once made Islamist extremism seem galvanizing have lost their luster. → Read More

Opinion | The Biden Approach Is Working

There’s a reason progressives keep losing Democratic primaries. → Read More

Opinion | Life Expectancy Could Rise a Lot. Here's What it Means.

What happens if we slow down aging? → Read More

Has Biden Changed? He Tells Us

In an interview, the president describes how he developed his view of the world. → Read More

Opinion | This Is How Wokeness Ends

The meritocracy beats the radicals. → Read More

Opinion | Our Pathetic Herd Immunity Failure

The United States is incapable of collective action. → Read More