Cover Story
Cover Story

It’s Bad

The first month of the Trump presidency has been more cruel and destructive than the majority of Americans feared. The worst is yet to come.

Feb. 13 2017 5:00 AMThe 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?
Jan. 31 2017 4:59 AMFrance’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.
Jan. 16 2017 8:00 PMRun for OfficeWorried about the direction of our government? Don’t just tweet. Don’t just protest. Get in there and do something about it.
Jan. 9 2017 5:00 AMThe 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.
Dec. 11 2016 11:07 PMIt’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.
Nov. 27 2016 8:00 PMKeep Hope AliveDemoralized Democrats have a road map for success in Trump’s America. It was written by Jesse Jackson.
Nov. 13 2016 5:00 PMTrump CountryRural Americans have the power to pick our presidents. They just chose a politician who’s unwilling and unequipped to help them.
Nov. 6 2016 8:02 PMThis Election Was About the IssuesNot the familiar stuff of Washington gridlock, but the most important issues of our time: misogyny, racism, and xenophobia.
Oct. 23 2016 8:00 PMRepublican Women Feel Betrayed by Their PartyThey won’t soon forget it—even after Trump is finished.
Oct. 11 2016 5:51 AMThe New Culture of LifeIn the era of Trump and Whole Woman’s Health, the future of pro-life activism is young, female, secular, and “feminist."
Sept. 25 2016 5:03 PMHow to Beat Trump in a DebateHe has three weaknesses.
Sept. 5 2016 8:00 PMThe Trapdoor of Trigger WordsWhat the science of trauma can tell us about an endless campus debate.
Aug. 21 2016 8:00 PMHow the Democrats Are Failing ObamacareTheir signature legislative achievement needs a fix. It’s time for them to stop pretending everything’s fine.
Aug. 7 2016 6:00 PMCan Brazil Be Saved?Colossal corruption. Political chaos. The worst recession in its history. The Olympics won’t rescue the once-booming nation. But all is not lost.
July 24 2016 8:01 PMThe Hillary HatersFew figures in American political life have inspired such deep and decades-long contempt. But why?
Feb. 6 2017 6:00 AMGovernment by White Nationalism Is Upon UsIt’s not just rhetoric anymore. It’s a political program that could set American democracy back 150 years.
Jan. 23 2017 5:52 AMTrump Sold America a Miracle CureBut when miracle cures fail, the patients don’t blame the salesman.
Jan. 16 2017 7:58 PMHow 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.
Jan. 2 2017 8:00 PMRussia 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.
Dec. 4 2016 10:55 PMThe Stunt PresidencyDonald Trump plans to replace governing with gimmickry. It’s already working.
Nov. 20 2016 8:01 PMNot in Our TownCan American cities stop Trump from deporting millions?
Nov. 7 2016 3:01 PM230 Things Donald Trump Has Said and Done That Make Him Unfit to Be PresidentHow many times has Donald Trump disqualified himself from holding the most powerful job in the world? You be the judge.
Oct. 31 2016 5:36 PMWas a Trump Server Communicating With Russia?This spring, a group of computer scientists set out to determine whether hackers were interfering with the Trump campaign. They found something they weren’t expecting.
Oct. 16 2016 8:00 PMIt Lost Black Voters. Now It’s Losing Latinos. What’s Left Is a Broken, White GOP.Donald Trump is accelerating a process that began half a century ago.
Oct. 2 2016 8:03 PMThe Democratic Party’s Racial ReckoningIn 1992, Bill Clinton had to pander to white bigots to win the presidency. In 2016, Hillary can call them what they are.
Sept. 18 2016 8:00 PMPulse and the Power of Queer TearsLGBTQ activists have a unique ability to translate grief into political action. So what happens after Orlando?
Aug. 28 2016 9:48 PMSad FaceAnother classic finding in psychology—that you can smile your way to happiness—just blew up. Is it time to panic yet?
Aug. 14 2016 8:00 PMThe Week Democracy DiedDark days this summer showed how government by the people—beset by illiberal populists on one side and undemocratic elites on the other—is poised for extinction.
July 31 2016 8:04 PM“If You Want to Live Here, You Need to Live by the Rules Here”A sexual assault case involving refugee children in Idaho. A microcosm of America in the age of Trump.
July 10 2016 8:00 PMCan John McCain Survive the Year of Trump?With a nasty challenge from the right and a credible threat from the left, the Arizona senator is caught in a vise of his own making.