The radicalism of the American Revolution — and its lessons for today

The radicalism of the American Revolution — and its lessons for today

My first conversation with Harvard political theorist Danielle Allen on The Ezra Klein Show in fall 2019 was one of my all-time favorites. I didn’t expect to have Allen on again so soon, but her work is unusually relevant to our current moment. Allen has…

Performative masculinity is making American men sick 

Performative masculinity is making American men sick 

Fellas, is it gay to not die of a virus that turns your lungs into soggy shells of their former selves, drowning you from the inside out? Is wearing a mask to avoid death part of the feminization of America? Is it too emasculating to…

Chuck Yeager, American Original

Chuck Yeager, American Original

Chuck Yeager with the X-1 aircraft. (US Air Force) Chuck Yeager was an American original who spawned many copies. Yeager, who died in Los Angeles on Monday at the age of 97, is best known as the first man to break the sound barrier –…

The challenge of combating fake news in Asian American communities

The challenge of combating fake news in Asian American communities

Less than a week after Election Day, a spreadsheet titled “Battling Asian American Misinformation” began circulating in progressive Asian American social media circles, primarily among those of Vietnamese and Chinese descent. The most popular YouTube channels flagged on the spreadsheet accumulated hundreds of thousands of…