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- Jan 30 20172 minutes
The President Who Loved
IT’S AN OLD STORY: A WISE MAN WALKS INTO THE KINGDOM of an angry and mistrustful king and says, “Go out and find me one truly good man.” The king puts on a disguise and for the next year talks to every person he meets, not only in his own kingdom, b
- Dec 29 20167 minutes
Democrats Have a Religion Problem
A conversation with Michael Wear, a former Obama White House staffer, about the party’s illiteracy on and hostility toward faith
- Jan 30 20175 minutes
Trump’s Uncertainty Principle
Pay no attention to the strongman who may or may not be behind the curtain
- Feb 5 20175 minutes
1 “If the campaign estranged Kushner from the privileged world he once inhabited, the election represented a conclusive break,” wrote Andrew Rice in his profile of Donald Trump’s son-in-law turned shadow campaign manager, Jared Kushner (“The Young Tr
- 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
- Jan 23 20175 minutes
Life At 1600
It’s one thing to be elected President of the U.S. Learning how to do the job usually takes longer
- Jan 20 20173 minutes
Obama’s Strange Last Days In Office
The pathbreaking president’s final stage isn’t his best.
- Feb 24 20171 hour
Donald Trump's Conflicts of Interests: A Crib Sheet
A semi-comprehensive list of the business concerns that may influence the president during his time in office
- 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 5 20178 minutes
Donald Trump’s Asymmetric War on the Establishment
There may come a day when we look back at the intense, instantaneous interest that Donald Trump’s tweets once produced and we chuckle, noting how President Trump’s Twitter postings, now shorn of their novelty, generate roughly as much attention as a
- Jan 9 20174 minutes
The Game Putin Plays
Diplomacy is like chess, a sport Russia excels in. Putin is a grandmaster of something else
- 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 10 201718 minutes
The Donald Trump Cabinet Tracker
The Senate confirmed Tom Price to be secretary of health and human services early on Friday morning.
- Feb 1 20173 minutes
How the right appropriated “American exceptionalism”
- Dec 19 20168 minutes
Their Amazing Journey
Michelle and Barack Obama brought grace, style and intelligence to the White House. As they—and their daughters—turn sentimental about moving on, the Obamas say their work has only just begun
- Feb 7 20178 minutes
Readers respond to Ta-Nehisi Coates’s analysis of Obama’s legacy and more.
- Dec 19 201621 minutes
The Person Of The Year
EVEN FOR DONALD TRUMP, THE DISTANCE IS STILL fun to think about, up here in his penthouse 600 ft. in the sky, where it’s hard to make out the regular people below. The ice skaters swarming Central Park’s Wollman Rink look like old-television static,
- Jan 22 20175 minutes
Donald Trump's Eternal Campaign
The new president’s first actions in office suggest his style from the trail isn’t going away soon.
- Jan 26 20173 minutes
The End of the American Century
The country’s role as a global model and guarantor of freedom and rule of law is being brought to an end by Trump.
- Jan 6 20178 minutes
Putin And The Populists
The roots of Russia's political appeal in Europe and the United States
- 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 20 201716 minutes
‘American Carnage’: The Trump Era Begins
Most presidents view inaugural addresses as a rare opportunity to appeal beyond “the base.” This was base-only.
- Jan 22 20178 minutes
The National Interest: Jonathan Chait
The Enduring Legacy of Barack Obama Some of it will vanish, but much less of it than you think.
- Jan 12 20173 minutes
On The Tonight Show, Michelle Obama Cements a Legacy of Empathy
One of the final stops on the first lady’s farewell tour found her cheering, commiserating, and giving many, many hugs.
- Jan 18 201717 minutes
How the U.S. Military Sees the Anti-ISIS Fight
ERBIL, Iraq—There’s no welcome sign at this U.S. military base discreetly tucked into the corner of the Kurdistan International Airport in northern Iraq. It doesn’t even have a name. But it’s here. Thousands of troops are here, including Americans, G
- Feb 5 201716 minutes
Can Megyn Kelly Escape Her Past?
Fox News’s former star has downplayed her full role in an ugly election.
- Dec 30 20169 minutes
The Key to Putin’s Cyber Power
The Russian president has both the capability and the intent to cause harm, says a former U.S. ambassador to Russia. And the threat won’t vanish once Donald Trump takes office.
- Dec 13 20163 minutes
Trevor Noah Turns To President Obama For Reassurance
The Daily Show host’s wide-ranging conversation with the outgoing politician had an air of melancholy in the wake of Trump’s election.
- Dec 20 201610 minutes
School Discipline in a Post-Obama World
It’s unclear whether the Trump administration will also see the issue as a matter of civil rights.
- Dec 27 201628 minutes
Donald Trump's Conflicts of Interest: A Crib Sheet
A semi-comprehensive list of the business concerns that may influence the president-elect as he prepares for the nation’s highest office