Melissa Chen

Singapore should serve as a model for how to fix racial disparities

1 July 2023 3:08 am

In theory, the SCOTUS decision to strike down affirmative action in higher education should be considered as part of the…

Why tech billionaires love testosterone

26 May 2022 2:00 pm

Testosterone is having a moment. At once a molecular vector for toxic masculinity and a health-optimizing supplement for middle-aged tycoons…

The Trump talisman doesn’t work anymore

7 November 2021 3:56 pm

Glenn Youngkin’s victory over Terry McAuliffe is a loud wake-up call for the Democrats, who attempted to fuse the GOP…

Has Xi Jinping overplayed his hand?

2 July 2021 9:17 am

The Chinese Communist party’s origin story, like so many of its official lines, appears to be an apocryphal tale. But…

John Cena’s car-crash Taiwan apology

27 May 2021 3:11 am

In an unforgivably cringeworthy mea culpa delivered in surprisingly fluent Mandarin, John Cena has apologized to his fans in China. He had…

Joe Biden is letting India down

27 April 2021 3:44 am

With 40 percent of the population vaccinated, a palpable sense of normalcy has returned to America. The young are now…

The media’s haste to cry race

23 March 2021 2:43 am

The bodies of the victims hadn’t gone cold, the families had barely begun grieving, when the familiar cottage industry of…


The China election

1 September 2020 4:19 am

Bill Clinton, in a speech heralding China’s entry into the World Trade Organization in 2000, remarked that ‘by joining the WTO,…

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Farewell, dear Hong Kong

6 July 2020 1:05 pm

There was no way to know that the last trip I took to Hong Kong just a few years ago…

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Don’t compare America’s riots to Hong Kong

6 June 2020 12:13 am

As soon as the unrest began in Minneapolis, the inevitable comparisons with Hong Kong began. We saw throngs of masked…

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Is Joe Biden really a sure thing?

5 March 2020 1:15 am

How quickly the campaigns of Tom Steyer, Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar — all billed as moderates — have assimilated…

Why the #NeverBernie efforts fell flat in South Carolina

26 February 2020 11:56 pm

Last night, as expected, Bernie Sanders’s status as the front-runner invited a pile-on of attacks from the other candidates for…