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- Jan 23 20172 minutes
Russia, A Dossier Of Rumors And A President-Elect
WASHINGTON HAS LONG BEEN A CITY fueled by gossip, innuendo and backbiting, much of it anonymous and some of it completely fabricated. But rarely does such material ever get inserted into formal documents. And there may be no precedent for a report co
- 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 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.
- Jan 18 20173 minutes
In Defense of the Chelsea Manning Commutation
Those who worry that it undermines state secrets would do better to start addressing the core reasons that the classification system is losing legitimacy.
- Jan 6 20178 minutes
Putin And The Populists
The roots of Russia's political appeal in Europe and the United States
- Nov 25 201610 minutes
Trump's Theory of the Race
Trump’s improbable run to the presidency was guided by a conviction that he could smash the “great blue wall” of Midwestern Democratic states. And smash it he did.
- Dec 12 20162 minutes
Jill Stein’s Recounts Are Destructive to Democracy
AS IF WE HAVEN’T ALREADY HAD AN EXCESS of presidential election madness this year, now comes a bit player with 1% of the vote demanding recounts. Jill Stein, the Green Party candidate, has officially filed papers to seek a complete manual recount of
- Jan 9 20176 minutes
A Voter in His 20s Gives Up on Liberal Democracy
He supported Donald Trump on the theory that “his illiberal tendencies are actually a feature rather than a bug.”
- Feb 9 20171 minute
Trump's Attack on the Legitimacy of Critiquing Military Operations
The president took to Twitter to argue that publicly discussing the success or failure of a mission “only emboldens the enemy.”
- Nov 3 201610 minutes
Why Are US Presidential Elections So Close?: Even this one.
It’s not hard to find close elections. In 2015, a Mississippi state house race ended in a tie, after which the winner was decided by drawing straws. A 2013 mayoral race in the Philippines was deadlocked and resolved with a coin toss. A 2013 legislati
- Dec 2 20166 minutes
The Electoral College Wasn't Made For These Times
The current system ensures most states are ignored while a few swing states hoard the attention.
- Feb 2 20177 minutes
How to Survive a Russian Hack
Lessons from Eastern Europe and the Baltics
- Dec 30 20164 minutes
2016, Summed Up in a Word
For Australians, it’s actually two words: “democracy sausage.” For Austrians, it’s one very, very long one.
- Jan 11 20175 minutes
A Brief Guide to Rex Tillerson's Controversial Foreign Ties
As the Senate holds confirmation hearings on the president-elect’s secretary of state pick, a few concerns are likely to surface.
- Dec 13 20165 minutes
Trump's Choice Of Tillerson Defies Senate Skeptics
The president-elect has nominated Exxon’s CEO as secretary of state, despite the protestations of some senators.
- Nov 28 201610 minutes
Paul Manafort Back (Because He Never Went Away)
A new day is coming to Washington, and the King of K Street is primed and ready
- Dec 7 20164 minutes
Are Democrats Wasting Their Time Taking On The Electoral College?
Long-shot efforts to stop Donald Trump or change the election system risk taking up time and energy with little to show at the end.
- Dec 12 20163 minutes
The Senate Will Investigate Russian Election Interference
With Mitch McConnell’s backing, a bipartisan inquiry could tee up the first confrontation between Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress.
- Jan 5 20174 minutes
The Democratic Party Faces a Daunting Future
It won’t be easy for the party to win back voters lost to the GOP.
- Jan 20 20173 minutes
An Inaugural Celebration That Rings Hollow
Commentators love to praise the peaceful handover of power—but this year, it stands as a reminder of the system’s fragility and shortcomings.
- Feb 9 20177 minutes
Is the Anti-Trump 'Resistance' the New Tea Party?
Eight years ago, a new president took office who scared the living daylights out of thousands of people who’d never been politically active before. Sound familiar?
- Jan 6 20173 minutes
The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: The Spy Who Phished Me
Intelligence officials concluded that Russian President Vladimir Putin “ordered an influence campaign in 2016 aimed at the U.S. presidential election.”
- Feb 17 20176 minutes
One Press Conference, Two Audiences
Viewers who watched it themselves saw a rambling, misleading performance. But those who relied on conservative cable newscasts or talk radio hosts got a very different impression.
- Jan 31 20174 minutes
Cracks Appear in the Trump-Republican Alliance
Senior GOP lawmakers said that the White House failed to consult them before issuing the president’s executive order on immigration Friday.
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