- 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
- Nov 21 20167 minutes
How He Won
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- 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.
- Jan 9 20174 minutes
Republicans want to kill the Affordable Care Act without paying a political price | “They don’t know what to do. They’re like the dog that caught the bus”
- Jan 11 201720 minutes
The Donald Trump Cabinet Tracker
The president-elect announces David Shulkin as his pick to head the Department of Veterans Affairs.
- Dec 23 20165 minutes
Donald Trump The Pulpit Bully
Love him on taxes and deregulation, hate him on trade and those midnight tweets.
- Dec 12 20163 minutes
Five Questions About Russia's Election Hacking
As the culpability of Putin’s government becomes more clear, a host of other issues remain unresolved.
- Jan 9 20174 minutes
The Senate Delays A Key Nomination Hearing
The move pushes back the examination of Betsy DeVos, Trump’s nominee for education secretary. But three other Cabinet picks are still set to receive confirmation hearings before they have obtained ethics agreements.
- Nov 18 20168 minutes
How Donald Trump Courted White Americans To Victory
Blue-collar whites say Trump understands how to get the jobs back. We're about to find out if that's true.
- Oct 24 201613 minutes
Trump Goes to War
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- Nov 13 201617 minutes
Frank Rich: Trump’s Appeasers
CHARLES LINDBERGH WAS A NATIONAL HERO, THEN A FASCIST SYMPATHIZER. HISTORY WILL BE JUST AS BRUTAL TO MORE THAN A FEW CURRENT REPUBLICAN LEADERS.
- Jan 3 20173 minutes
Republicans Grapple With The Risk Of Overreach
The GOP launched the 115th Congress with an embarrassing misstep on ethics.
- Jan 11 20173 minutes
Is Obamacare Repeal In Jeopardy?
Republican leaders are facing more and more hurdles to scrapping the health law, but they are moving ahead with votes to scrap it—for now.
- Oct 7 201613 minutes
It's Hillary Clinton's Election To Lose
Despite a strong first debate, she can still blow it.
- Dec 15 20162 minutes
The Conservative Plan To Tackle Poverty
House Speaker Paul Ryan says that improving the lives of low-income Americans is a top priority. To do that, the GOP plans to help businesses first.
- Nov 13 201617 minutes
The GOP’s Age of Authoritarianism Has Only Just Begun and It Will Not End With a Clinton Presidency
THERE IS A FUSTY OLD SCHOOL OF THOUGHT CALLED THE “GREAT MAN THEORY,” which attributes the tides of history to the decisions and character of a handful of fateful men. While it lives on in the popular Father’s Day–gift/doorstop-biography genre, the t
- Dec 30 20167 minutes
Obama's Environmental Legacy, In Two Buttes
The Bears Ears National Monument captures much of what made President Obama inspiring to his supporters—and frustrating to his critics.
- Dec 6 20164 minutes
Why Did Ivanka Summon Al Gore To Trump Tower?
The former vice president spoke with the president-elect about climate change—but that doesn’t mean anything yet.
- Nov 21 201615 minutes
The candidate no one saw coming accomplished what few thought he could
- Nov 14 20167 minutes
Trump’s Path To Victory
Nobody saw it coming. Not the media. Certainly not Hillary Clinton. Not even Donald Trump’s team of data scientists, holed up in their San Antonio headquarters 1,800 miles from Trump Tower, were predicting this outcome. But the scientists picked up disturbances—like falling pressure before a hurricane—that others weren’t seeing. It was the beginning of the storm that would deliver Trump to the White House.
- Nov 27 201610 minutes
What should Democrats in Congress—and Barack Obama, and you—do now?
- Jan 8 201719 minutes
Who Will Do What Harry Reid Did Now That Harry Reid Is Gone?
Nevada’s departing senator would have fought Trump with a ruthlessness perhaps no other Democratic leader has.
- Jan 9 20175 minutes
The Republicans Trying To Slow Down Obamacare Repeal
GOP Governors John Kasich of Ohio and Rick Snyder of Michigan urge lawmakers to protect the Medicaid expansions they say are working in their states.
- Jan 5 20173 minutes
Will Blue-Collar Whites Change Their Minds About Obamacare?
These voters overwhelmingly oppose the Affordable Care Act. Yet millions of them have gained health-care coverage under the law.
- Jan 3 20174 minutes
The Most Vulnerable Nasa Missions Under Trump
Reading the tea leaves on the president-elect’s space policy
- Jan 10 20174 minutes
The Absurdity Of Attacking Celebrities To Defend Donald Trump
The Hollywood left is flawed and eminently mockable, but the backlash against Meryl Streep is misplaced.
- Dec 27 20166 minutes
It’s Not About The Economy
In an increasingly polarized country, even economic progress can’t get voters to abandon their partisan allegiance.
- 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 17 20165 minutes
Donald Trump’s Long Tail
He may not win, but he and his followers will be a force in U.S. politics for years to come
- Oct 2 20162 minutes
Can Bob Dole Make America Great Again?
Establishment senator or billionaire outsider? Doesn’t much matter to the operatives, when you’re running against a Clinton.
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