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- Feb 5 201726 minutes
America Is Still The Future
A love letter to my new country.
- Feb 5 20172 minutes
The Circus Comes To America
Covering Washington’s big power shifts, then and now.
- Feb 5 20179 minutes
Russia: Life After Trust
Once you lose faith in one institution, you start to lose faith in them all. Lessons from Putin’s Moscow.
- Jan 23 20173 minutes
The House As A Home
WHEN PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA WAS first introduced to the residence staff at the White House—the approximately 100 maids, butlers, chefs, florists and ushers who make it tick—he had a look of surprise on his face. Like most people, he never realized ho
- Feb 3 20175 minutes
Putin, Russia and the Return of Cold War Liberals
Accusations that Russia assisted Trump’s presidential campaign have liberals turning back into hawks.
- Feb 13 20171 minute
Guns For The Mentally Incompetent
The National Rifle Association wants payback for its political support
- Feb 7 201712 minutes
He may well try to govern as an authoritarian. Whether he succeeds depends less on what he does than on how civil society responds.
- Jan 30 20174 minutes
New Friends, Common Foe
How the Women’s March brought progressives together
- Dec 18 20165 minutes
The Elusive Definition of 'Fascist'
Fascism is in the running to be Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year. But it’s not the right word for the current moment.
- Feb 13 20172 minutes
A Billionaire Resistance Targets President Trump From The Right
As protesters converged on the nation’s airports in late January, a very different sort of resistance was shaping up at a manicured golf resort in Palm Springs, Calif. The billionaire industrialist Charles Koch, perhaps the most influential free-mark
- Feb 6 20171 minute
The Perils Of Snap Judging A U.S. President
LILY ROTHMAN FOR NEARLY A CENTURY, U.S. PRESIDENTS have entered office with their eyes on an early goalpost: What can be done during the first 100 days? It’s a tradition that dates to 1933, when Franklin D. Roosevelt used a rush of early action to a
- Feb 10 20179 minutes
Behind the Internet's Anti-Democracy Movement
White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is reportedly a reader of neoreactionary political theory. A tour through the pro-authoritarian philosophy gaining visibility on the right.
- Jan 31 20174 minutes
Why Did This Happen in Canada?
The context of the Quebec shooting
- Jan 16 20172 minutes
Democrats Look For An Upside In Obamacare’s Repeal
NEW YORK DEMOCRAT CHUCK Schumer seemed positively giddy on the first days of the 115th Congress. His party’s crowning legislative jewel, Obamacare, was on the brink of being repealed, but the new Senate minority leader still believed he held the winn
- Dec 19 20161 minute
Behind The Scenes
POWER COMES IN ALL DIFFERENT tones and textures, which makes capturing it visually a particular challenge. It is a testimony to his talent and versatility that Nadav Kander has, for the second time, photographed a newly elected President for our Pers
- Jan 27 20174 minutes
Trump, Russian Spies and the ‘Golden Shower Memos'
An uncorroborated report circulated by U.S. intelligence alleges Russian security agents watched Trump engaging in “perverted sexual acts.”
- Feb 16 20174 minutes
Does Donald Trump Hate His New Job?
In his first extended press conference at the White House, the president railed against his critics and unspooled a series of bitter complaints.
- Feb 1 20173 minutes
The Birth Of A Notion
How the alt-right went from the fringe to the White House
- Jan 6 20178 minutes
Putin And The Populists
The roots of Russia's political appeal in Europe and the United States
- Feb 21 20175 minutes
Arch-Troll Milo's Mini Apology Tour
The provocateur at the center of the controversy that engulfed the right this weekend offers a qualified mea culpa.
- Jan 23 20174 minutes
Trump’s K Street Office
Corey Lewandowski rebrands himself as a fixer peddling access to the White House | Of all the D.C. lobbying shops, “there aren’t too many who limit themselves to one person’s agenda”
- Jan 2 20171 minute
How Trump Is Restocking The Washington Swamp
AT NEARLY EVERY RALLY IN THE WANING days of his presidential campaign, Donald Trump promised to purge the wealthy special interests that wield power in D.C. “I don’t need them. I don’t want them,” he told a roaring crowd in Akron, Ohio, in August, de
- Feb 2 20175 minutes
How Conservatives Can Save America
If properly understood and marshaled, they “can be a liberal democracy's strongest bulwark against the dangers posed by intolerant social movements.”
- Jan 30 20174 minutes
Liberals Plot Revenge
THE FIGHT OF DAVID BROCK’S LIFE ENDED ON A BILLIONAIRE’S rooftop overlooking Manhattan’s Upper East Side. It was election night around 9:30 p.m., and he was alone after hopping across the city for return-watching parties with wealthy donors, includin
- Feb 6 20172 minutes
How The Abortion Debate Rocked Progressivism
Put aside for a moment the Inauguration of President Donald Trump. Together, the Women’s March on Jan. 21 and the March for Life on Jan. 27 highlight a reality that isn’t going away: forty-four years after Roe v. Wade, the politics of abortion in Ame
- Nov 28 20168 minutes
Trump Takes Over
The President-elect lays the groundwork for his January move into the Oval Office. But he’s quickly learning that politicians campaign, Presidents govern. Inside the chaotic first days of Donald J. Trump’s transition to power, it’s clear that he faces a steep learning curve
- Dec 5 20163 minutes
Ben Carson, Poverty Fighter?
Trump’s nominee to be the nation’s next housing secretary brings no formal experience in the federal bureaucracy, but his vision for reviving inner cities will likely stem from his own upbringing.
- Feb 22 20172 minutes
The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Planets 7 From Outer Space
Astronomers discovered a system of seven Earth-size planets orbiting a nearby star.
- Feb 20 20172 minutes
Miami’s Mayor Climbs Aboard the Trump Train
The county may need billions in federal funds for a transit system | “If you don’t comply with federal law, you can lose”
- Feb 20 20174 minutes
Amid Chaos, Trump Needs a Strong Lawyer
White House Counsel McGahn has been conspicuously absent | He doesn’t seem to be “one of the people the president listens to”