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- Feb 17 20179 minutes
This 'Swamp' Has No Drain!
It's a bright new day for lobbyists and special interests in Washington, D.C., who seem to have little trouble gaining access to Trump's White House.
- Feb 6 20173 minutes
How President Trump Is Trampling Precedent
THE OLD WASHINGTON ADAGE OF “Watch what we do, not what we say” is hard to apply to someone as serially outrageous as Donald Trump. But for all his untethered pronouncements about voter fraud and crowd size and media bias, it was President Trump’s br
- Feb 3 201724 minutes
Can California Stop Trumpism at its Borders?
California is preparing to lead the national revolt against the new president.
- Feb 17 20178 minutes
Why Neil Gorsuch Must Not Be Confirmed
Temper tantrums designed to undermine the Constitution for naked political purposes cannot be rewarded.
- Dec 12 20164 minutes
Why Trump’s Republican Party Is Embracing Russia
Ideological and civilizational conservatives united in opposition to the Soviet Union, but divide on whether Putin’s Russia is a totalitarian enemy, or a defender of the Christian west.
- Feb 13 201713 minutes
The California Republic Comes Roaring Back
THE NATION’S MOST POPULOUS STATE PREPARES TO RESIST THE PRESIDENT IN UNCERTAIN TIMES
- Feb 10 201759 minutes
Trump's Interests vs. America's, Dominican Republic Edition
Despite a promise to stop pursuing foreign deals, the Trump Organization is revisiting a previously abandoned licensing agreement.
- 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 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
- Jan 29 20174 minutes
How the Political World Is Reacting to Trump's Immigration Order
The executive order drew criticism from several prominent Republicans but support from party leaders. Democrats roundly denounced the policy.
- Feb 3 20173 minutes
Milo Yiannopoulos Tested Progressives—and They Failed
Conservative students have the right to bring obnoxious bigots to speak on campus and other students have a right to protest. But controversial speakers should be allowed to speak.
- Jan 2 201710 minutes
Mike Pence Is No Ordinary Wingman
In picking him as his vice-presidential partner, Donald J. Trump brought on board someone who knows his way around Washington and cares about details. Why the former altar boy might make this work
- Feb 1 20176 minutes
Return To The Dark Side
Liz Cheney is coming back to Washington, and she’s eager to pick up where her dad left off.
- Feb 13 20174 minutes
Trump’s Supreme Court Pick Puts Democrats In A Bind
NEIL MCGILL GORSUCH AGE 49 FAMILY Wife Louise; teenage daughters Emma and Belinda EDUCATION B.A., Columbia University J.D., Harvard University D.Phil., University of Oxford KEY DECISION In Hobby Lobby Stores v. Sebelius, Gorsuch sided with
- Feb 5 20174 minutes
The National Interest: Jonathan Chait
The Republicans Own Obamacare Now And the question becomes: How many people will they let suffer?
- Jan 29 20176 minutes
The Betrayal of Legal Immigrants Who Followed the Rules
Donald Trump sowed fear and anger at U.S. airports over the weekend by preventing the entry of green-card holders, a group most Republicans claim to value and failed to protect.
- Dec 1 201619 minutes
The Bathroom And The Ballot Box
Multimillionaire Art Pope’s push to rewrite North Carolina politics was almost complete—until his cohorts went one bill too far.
- 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
- Feb 20 20173 minutes
Labor’s Last Stand
Unions are losing the fight over mandatory fees | “People aren’t scared of them the way they used to be”
- Feb 1 20173 minutes
How the right appropriated “American exceptionalism”
- 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
- Feb 2 20173 minutes
Donald Trump Declares a Vision of Religious Nationalism
At the annual prayer breakfast in Washington, the president focused on the violent, ideological threats to America.
- Feb 27 201716 minutes
The Donald Trump Cabinet Tracker
The Senate easily confirmed Wilbur Ross as commerce secretary on Monday in a 72-27 vote.
- Feb 18 20174 minutes
Republicans' New Plan to Gut Public Insurance
A proposal from the House GOP to dismantle Obamacare would also fundamentally alter the way Medicaid works.
- Feb 19 20174 minutes
The National Interest: Jonathan Chait
The True Purpose of Trumpism A culture war sold through the rhetoric of jobs and security.
- Jun 13 20169 minutes
Trump’s God Machine
How the GOP nominee won over a scion of the Bible Belt—and America’s evangelical base
- Oct 31 20163 minutes
Beware the Toxic Sequel to Donald Trump’s Flailing Presidential Campaign
DONALD TRUMP WILL PROBABLY LOSE THIS ELECTION, which is good news. Here’s the bad news: that loss may be just the beginning of Trump’s toxic presence in American political life. Nightmare scenarios are floating through Republican circles. The best ca
- Feb 5 201716 minutes
Can Megyn Kelly Escape Her Past?
Fox News’s former star has downplayed her full role in an ugly election.
- Feb 7 20178 minutes
Readers respond to Ta-Nehisi Coates’s analysis of Obama’s legacy and more.