THE DEBATE

DEBATE OF THE WEEK
Do Transgender Athletes Threaten Women's Sports?

The Transgender Threat to Women's Sports

The only other option comes with too steep a price. To force young women to compete with male-bodied athletes will bring about the collapse of women's sports.
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Transgender Athletes Do Not Threaten Women's Sports

The IOC, and other sporting bodies that take the IOC's lead, should continue to assess on a case-by-case basis, and perhaps draw up firmer guidelines where necessary. But there is a bigger picture, a deeper ethos to consider.

Unpack the Supreme Court

It is Donald Trump and Republicans who have broken norms and packed the court with right-wing justices. Joe Biden would be unpacking it.

Why the Supreme Court has Nine Justices

The possibility of increasing the number of justices to artificially give one president, and one party, greater influence over the Court came to be recognized as the ultimate violation of constitutional norms.

The Electoral College Will Not Save the GOP

Since 1988, Republicans have won exactly one popular vote majority in the last seven national elections. But they're still doubling down on a strategy that might become anachronistic as early as this November.