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Shikha Dalmia

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Shikha Dalmia is a senior policy analyst at Reason Foundation, a nonprofit think tank advancing free minds and free markets. She is a Bloomberg View contributor and a columnist at the Washington Examiner, and she also writes regularly for Reason, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and numerous other publications. She considers herself to be a progressive libertarian and an agnostic with Buddhist longings and a Sufi soul.

Biden's lose-lose immigration strategy
Biden and border.
Opinion

Biden's lose-lose immigration strategy

How Biden's immigration bill would empower future Trumps
President Biden.
Opinion

How Biden's immigration bill would empower future Trumps

How Biden can future-proof America's immigration system
Joe Biden, Stephen Miller.
Opinion

How Biden can future-proof America's immigration system

Lockdowns are no longer the answer
America.
Opinion

Lockdowns are no longer the answer

Why this libertarian is voting for Biden
President Trump.
Opinion

Why this libertarian is voting for Biden

Is Trump a bigger socialist than Biden?
President Trumps hand.
Analysis

Is Trump a bigger socialist than Biden?

Cancel culture and conservative glass houses
President Trump.
Opinion

Cancel culture and conservative glass houses

What makes America exceptional
A protester.
Opinion

What makes America exceptional

The right's 'rule of law' hypocrisy
President Trump.
Opinion

The right's 'rule of law' hypocrisy

There's another way to fight coronavirus
A woman wearing a mask.
Opinion

There's another way to fight coronavirus

America's national priority should be a home coronavirus test
A coronavirus test.
Opinion

America's national priority should be a home coronavirus test

Trump's crackdown on skilled immigrants is hurting our coronavirus response
A doctor.
Opinion

Trump's crackdown on skilled immigrants is hurting our coronavirus response

How Modi supporters are trying to cloak an anti-Muslim bill in American law
Narendra Modi.
Opinion

How Modi supporters are trying to cloak an anti-Muslim bill in American law

The lie of the immigrant welfare queen
A silhouette of a woman.
Opinion

The lie of the immigrant welfare queen

A failed impeachment is still worth it
President Trump.
Opinion

A failed impeachment is still worth it

Modi is resurrecting the most horrifying episode of his career to crush dissent
Narendra Modi.
Opinion

Modi is resurrecting the most horrifying episode of his career to crush dissent

Trump has created a foreign student crisis
President Trump.
Opinion

Trump has created a foreign student crisis

The goofy fantasy of anti-war Trump
President Trump.
Opinion

The goofy fantasy of anti-war Trump

The West was profoundly wrong about Modi
Narendra Modi and Barack Obama.
Opinion

The West was profoundly wrong about Modi

India is laying the groundwork for a mass faith-cleansing
Narendra Modi.
Opinion

India is laying the groundwork for a mass faith-cleansing

Republicans are leading the country to socialism
An elephant.
Opinion

Republicans are leading the country to socialism

India is entering a new dark age
Narendra Modi.
Analysis

India is entering a new dark age

The real reason Kamala Harris is tanking
Kamala Harris.
Opinion

The real reason Kamala Harris is tanking

Trump's litany of broken promises
President Trump.
Opinion

Trump's litany of broken promises

The fight against climate change needs better weapons
Greta Thunberg.
Opinion

The fight against climate change needs better weapons

The Kurdish solution that Trump won't dare contemplate
U.S. forces in Syria.
Feature

The Kurdish solution that Trump won't dare contemplate

The retaliatory presidency
President Trump.
Opinion

The retaliatory presidency

The left-wing threat to campus free speech is abating. The right-wing threat is not.
A protester.
Opinion

The left-wing threat to campus free speech is abating. The right-wing threat is not.

Will no one defend free trade?
Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.
Opinion

Will no one defend free trade?

India comes down with a virulent strain of nativism
India Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Feature

India comes down with a virulent strain of nativism

Modi's devastating distraction in Kashmir
India Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Opinion

Modi's devastating distraction in Kashmir

The farming out of state violence
President Trump.
Opinion

The farming out of state violence

Tulsi Gabbard is no peacenik
Tulsi Gabbard
Opinion

Tulsi Gabbard is no peacenik

Conservatives have an assimilation problem
A flag.
Opinion

Conservatives have an assimilation problem

Trump's new asylum rule is probably doomed. It's still incredibly dangerous.
President Trump.
Opinion

Trump's new asylum rule is probably doomed. It's still incredibly dangerous.

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

Kirsten Gillibrand's losing brand of feminism