For politics, a ray of hope

At a time when American politics are beset by deep divisions and regular paralysis, five U.S. senators–Tim Kaine, Jack Reed, Mark Warner, Tom Cotton, and Elizabeth Warren–told a Harvard Law School audience Friday that there is real reason for concern, yet some hope for their institution and the country.

Trade Pluses and Pitfalls

Of all the issues engendering voter passion in the 2016 U.S. presidential race—immigration, terrorism, Supreme Court appointments—perhaps none has been more surprising than global trade, especially the highly controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership.