Ira Stoll

Mar 19, 2018
Attempting to evaluate the accuracy of each individual news story may be a "morass." But readers who shirk the task do so at their own peril.

Mar 12, 2018
The Trump-North Korea talks could end inconclusively, or even dangerously, so the story isn’t over yet. But on the basis of what’s happened so far, it sure looks like Adams was correct. Trump’s tactics, rather than leading to war, have brought the North Koreans to the bargaining table.

Mar 5, 2018
The idea of making public company shareholders foot the bill for a public health crisis is so flaky and potentially counterproductive that it’s the sort of thing only a trial lawyer, or a politician, could have dreamed up.

Feb 26, 2018
One way to make sense of the onslaught of political corruption investigations and prosecutions in recent years is to understand it as our legal system trying to draw the line between political misbehavior that is merely shady and that which is outright criminal.

Feb 20, 2018
With some combination of luck, open-mindedness, and exposure to Harvard’s extensive library resources, students and others upset at Bacow’s selection may eventually get past their perception of his skin color and gender. Maybe they’ll even see him as an individual.

Feb 12, 2018
I am hoping that you are a huge success in the new job. Partially that’s for selfish reasons. I have a Harvard degree and own a house in Boston, and the value of both those assets may fluctuate depending on your success or failure.

Feb 5, 2018
In the end the Nunes Memo and the Mulvaney Memo both get at a similar theme, that government officials, whether FBI agents or consumer financial protection bureaucrats, need to follow the law, and that the law should be known in advance and applied impartially.

Jan 29, 2018
Harvard's presidency is weak. Larry Summers was forced out amid faculty unrest. The officeholder has the outward appearance of being the executive responsible. Internally, though, the president spends considerable time fighting against the notion that any authority he or she wields is illegitimate.

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