Who’s Afraid of Aymann Ismail?My whole life, people have feared me for being Muslim. Now I’m confronting those fears where they live—in the alt-right and in my own community.
The Rise of the Liberal Conspiracy TheoristLouise Mensch’s loony Trump fantasies fill a craving the left didn’t know it had.
Why Is Trump So Angry?The president’s uncontrollable rage powers his ruthlessness—and his ineptitude.
Trump, BoundOn Inauguration Day, the president seemed poised to destroy American democracy. Here are the people and institutions that have kept him in check—for now.
The Week the World Almost EndedIn 1983, the U.S. simulated a nuclear war with Russia—and narrowly avoided starting a real one. We might not be so lucky next time.
Fox Sports 1 Is Amazing! Awful! Fantastic! Execrable!Will a network that serves up every opinion and its opposite reinvent sports television—or destroy it?
Worse Than TuskegeeSeventy years ago, American researchers infected Guatemalans with syphilis and gonorrhea, then left without treating them. Their families are still waiting for help.
The Democrats Are Leading From BehindWhile the party tries to craft its message, the resistance to Donald Trump is unfolding in town halls and in the streets. Will the Democrats learn to follow?
France’s FergusonThe death of a black man in police custody has touched off a cultural crisis over race, immigration, and what it means to be French.
Run for OfficeWorried about the direction of our government? Don’t just tweet. Don’t just protest. Get in there and do something about it.
The Obama ParadoxOur first black president has an unyielding faith in the goodness of America. It got him elected. And it will cost him his legacy.
It’s Not OverStanding Rock was never just about the pipeline. It’s about an existential fight against the corporate interests who would sacrifice people and the planet on the altar of short-term gain.
Will We Ever Have a Woman as President?Hillary Clinton’s defeat galvanized Democratic women. But along with the trauma of her loss is the dread of repeating it.
Diane, Remind Me to Tell You How Twin Peaks Changed TV ForeverBefore Special Agent Dale Cooper, you could just watch a show. Now you have to solve it.
How Trump Will Dismantle Civil Rights Protections in AmericaThe same way Bush did: by politicizing the DOJ.
A System Designed to Make People DisappearI tried to represent an undocumented man rounded up by ICE. I couldn’t even find him.
“I Wish I’d Never Called the Police”For years, the United States has given a safe path to citizenship for victims of abuse. Under Trump, they may face an impossible choice: silence or deportation.
It’s BadThe first month of the Trump presidency has been more cruel and destructive than the majority of Americans feared. The worst is yet to come.
Government by White Nationalism Is Upon UsIt’s not just rhetoric anymore. It’s a political program that could set American democracy back 150 years.
Trump Sold America a Miracle CureBut when miracle cures fail, the patients don’t blame the salesman.
How Do You Inspire Women to Run for Office? Elect Trump.When female candidates run, they win—and the organizations that recruit them are now seeing a huge surge in interest.
Russia ResurgentOur old rival was supposed to be a power of the past. How Vladimir Putin engineered his nation’s return to the world stage—and what he’ll do next.