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Shikha Dalmia

Columnist

Shikha Dalmia is a visiting fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University studying the rise of populist authoritarianism.  She is a Bloomberg View contributor and a columnist at the Washington Examiner, and she also writes regularly for The New York Times, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and numerous other publications. She considers herself to be a progressive libertarian and an agnostic with Buddhist longings and a Sufi soul.

Kirsten Gillibrand's losing brand of feminism
Kirsten Gillibrand.
Opinion

Kirsten Gillibrand's losing brand of feminism

America First is American imperialism by another name
President Trump.
Opinion

America First is American imperialism by another name

Narendra Modi is what Trump would be without constitutional restraints
President Trump and Narendra Modi.
Opinion

Narendra Modi is what Trump would be without constitutional restraints

Why Indian PM Narendra Modi is doubling down on fear
Narendra Modi.
Opinion

Why Indian PM Narendra Modi is doubling down on fear

Why Stephen Miller's sanctuary city plan might actually be great for sanctuary cities
Stephen Miller.
Opinion

Why Stephen Miller's sanctuary city plan might actually be great for sanctuary cities

The cost-free way to end the border rush
Migrants.
Opinion

The cost-free way to end the border rush

Open immigration policies are not the route to fascism
People at the border wall.
Opinion

Open immigration policies are not the route to fascism

Trump isn't rolling back the American empire. He's expanding it.
President Trump.
Opinion

Trump isn't rolling back the American empire. He's expanding it.

If America can launch military strikes in Pakistan, why can't India?
A plane.
Opinion

If America can launch military strikes in Pakistan, why can't India?

The Democrats' total capitulation on the border
Nancy Pelosi surrendering border wall.
Opinion

The Democrats' total capitulation on the border

America's shameful history of border cruelty
A grave.
Opinion

America's shameful history of border cruelty

Why Trump should ditch Stephen Miller and strike an immigration deal
President Trump and Stephen Miller.
Opinion

Why Trump should ditch Stephen Miller and strike an immigration deal

Disband the Women's March
Garbage cans.
Opinion

Disband the Women's March

Remember the Kurds
Kurds.
Opinion

Remember the Kurds

How Democrats can drive a hard bargain over the wall
President Trump and Nancy Pelosi.
Opinion

How Democrats can drive a hard bargain over the wall

Let Trump shut down the government. Then watch him suffer the consequences.
President Trump.
Opinion

Let Trump shut down the government. Then watch him suffer the consequences.

In defense of Betsy DeVos' Title IX plan
Betsy DeVos.
Opinion

In defense of Betsy DeVos' Title IX plan

GM vs. Tariff Man
A Chevrolet plant.
Opinion

GM vs. Tariff Man

Trump's asylum order is a dastardly assault on the rule of law
President Trump.
Opinion

Trump's asylum order is a dastardly assault on the rule of law

This is the most important midterm election in our lifetime
Protesters.
Opinion

This is the most important midterm election in our lifetime

Where the caravan really came from
Opinion

Where the caravan really came from

Where the West went wrong
Plato and President Trump.
Opinion

Where the West went wrong

Why Republicans should welcome an FBI investigation into Kavanaugh
Opinion

Why Republicans should welcome an FBI investigation into Kavanaugh

Betsy DeVos is absolutely right about campus sexual assault rules
Betsy DeVos.
Opinion

Betsy DeVos is absolutely right about campus sexual assault rules

India's stealth war on liberal democracy
India Prime Minister Narendra Modi and protesters
Opinion

India's stealth war on liberal democracy

The despicable politicization of Mollie Tibbetts' murder
A poster for Mollie Tibbetts.
Opinion

The despicable politicization of Mollie Tibbetts' murder

Trump's latest immigration injustice is a malicious travesty
President Trump peeks through some doors.
Opinion

Trump's latest immigration injustice is a malicious travesty

Who said it better: Trump or Bernie?
Bernie Sanders and President Trump.
Opinion

Who said it better: Trump or Bernie?

The GOP's abortion conundrum
A dark sky clouds the Supreme Court before its upcoming battle with abortion rights.
Opinion

The GOP's abortion conundrum

The weaponization of Milton Friedman
Milton Friedman.
Opinion

The weaponization of Milton Friedman

Donald Trump's motorcycle gang
President Trump.
Opinion

Donald Trump's motorcycle gang

The grand failure of Trump's depraved hostage strategy
A child, her mother, and a Border Patrol agent.
Opinion

The grand failure of Trump's depraved hostage strategy

The Trump doctrine isn't 'We're America, Bitch.' It's 'I'm Trump, Bitch.'
President Trump.
Opinion

The Trump doctrine isn't 'We're America, Bitch.' It's 'I'm Trump, Bitch.'

America's immigration inhumanity
People at the Mexican border.
Opinion

America's immigration inhumanity

Trump's sneak attack on reproductive rights
A Planned Parenthood center.
Opinion

Trump's sneak attack on reproductive rights

Our perilous sexual moment
A happy couple.
Opinion

Our perilous sexual moment