This page features brief excerpts of stories published by the mainstream media and, less frequently, blogs, alternative media, and even obviously biased sources. The excerpts are taken directly from the websites cited in each source note. Quotation marks are not used.

  • Vladimir Putin’s politics of eternity

    by Timothy Snyder

    Since consolidating his power in rigged elections at the start of the decade, the Russian leader has pioneered a politics of fictional threats and invented enemies.

  • The Last Temptation

    by Michael Gerson

    How evangelicals, once culturally confident, became an anxious minority seeking political protection from the least traditionally religious president in living memory.

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    This week's broad sampling of opinion pieces found on the Internet, as selected by the editors of HNN.

  • Where Is Barack Obama?

    by Julian E. Zelizer

    The former president’s reticence in the Trump era is only hurting his party.

  • From Segregation to Gentrification

    by Mike Green

    Lessons from Seattle and Detroit: How city policies and NIMBYism lead to unimpeded market forces displacing poor people of color.