The Dispensable Chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision to retire from politics has set off alarm bells across the West. Who will hold together what’s left of the liberal world order, once the “leader of the free world” is no longer sitting in the Bundestag? Finish reading this piece in Politico Europe.

Dear College Students: Free Speech is Your Friend These are difficult times for free speech in America. Read the rest of this piece at Buzzfeed.

Radio Free GOP: Broadcasting from the Republican Party in exile Few Republican elected officials have dared stand up to President Trump, and with the death of Sen. John McCain, the party’s moral conscience has been silenced. McCain was everything Trump is not: a war hero, an enemy of dictators, and a patriot who, however imperfectly, lived a life devoted to causes greater than himself. Finish...

Britain’s most dangerous export: Corbynism It is a testament to the enervated state of the European left that Jeremy Corbyn could be viewed as some sort of savior. And yet that is how an increasing number of desperate social democrats appear to see the hard-left leader of Britain’s Labour Party. Finish reading this piece in POLITICO Europe.

What happened in Helsinki again? The watershed that wasn’t Less than two weeks ago, President Trump — standing beside a Russian dictator who had meddled in the 2016 American election, annexed the Crimean peninsula and waged a brutal war in Syria — took the side of said Russian dictator over that of his own intelligence officials. Finish reading this column in the Los Angeles...

Trump Wants to Destroy the World Order. So What? Following a weeklong European tour during which he disparaged America’s closest allies and flattered its greatest adversary, there no longer can be any doubt that U.S. President Donald Trump wants to dismantle the liberal world order. That order—a system of multilateral arrangements, alliances, and institutions—was built in the ashes of World War II under U.S....

I’m Running to Restore Yale’s Values I love Yale. It’s where I pursued a passion for sketch comedy, started writing a newspaper column, came out of the closet, and gained the critical-thinking skills that equipped me for a career in journalism. But recent events leave me worried that my alma mater is changing for the worse. A sign that something had...

Europeans want to break up with America. Deep down, they should know that they can’t. Donald Trump ascended to the presidency challenging the basic precepts of America’s relationship with Europe: NATO, he proclaimed, was not only “obsolete,” but Washington should make its security commitment contingent upon alliance members paying “their fair share.” The European Union was not an ally but a competitor that had been “formed, partially, to beat the...