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Past articles by David:

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

Give Power to the Parents!

Biden gets family policy half right. → Read More

Opinion | The G.O.P. Is Getting Even Worse

Trumpians are having a venomous panic attack. → Read More

Opinion | Wisdom Isn’t What You Think It Is

It’s more about listening than talking. → Read More

Opinion | The Heart and Soul of the Biden Project

What is the quintessential American act? It is the leap of faith. The first European settlers left the comfort of their old countries and migrated to brutal conditions, convinced the future would be better on this continent. Immigrants all crossed oceans or wilderness to someplace they didn’t know, hoping that their children would someday breathe the atmosphere of prosperity and freedom. Here we… → Read More

Opinion | How Covid Can Change Your Personality

Distancing and isolation shaped who we are. → Read More

Opinion | The Biden Revolution Rolls On

The president has epic plans to shift our system and our values. → Read More