Are the Kochs Really Sitting This One Out?Don’t let their distaste for Trump fool you—the billionaire brothers have big plans for 2016.
How Japan and the U.S. Remember World War II“The Japanese ignore everything before Hiroshima and the Americans ignore everything after Nagasaki.”
Why Zalmay Khalilzad Is Taking Donald Trump Seriously“I think intellectually he is not the least capable person who would become president.”
“A Very Dangerous Thing for Democracy”A Brazilian journalist on the impeachment and corruption scandals that are tearing her country apart.
Rachel Maddow Always Believed in Bernie SandersAnd thinks she’s figured out how to cover Donald Trump.
“An Odd Mix of Vindication and Depression”New York Times columnist Ross Douthat on watching his worst fears for the Republican Party come true.
Barney Frank Is Not Impressed by Bernie Sanders“Bernie Sanders has been in Congress for 25 years with little to show for it.”
Can Pakistan Do Anything to Protect Its Minorities?A Lahore expert on the deeply embedded discrimination and extremism in Pakistan.
Nightmare Scenarios for the Supreme CourtThe partisan rancor in the Senate might be even worse than you think.
Will Violent Resistance Only Help Donald Trump?“I think he properly regards these collisions as food for his wilder beasts.”
Inside Inside the NBAErnie Johnson on working with Charles Barkley, the fate of the Golden State Warriors, and the best team he’s ever seen play.
Has the U.S. Finally Run Out of Patience With Pakistan?The drone strike that killed Mullah Mansour might also have been a message to Islamabad.
What’s the Matter With Kansas? And Maine. And New Mexico…A conversation with Thomas Frank about the perilous state of American politics.
“I Don’t Mean to Suggest Long-Term Hope”A bleak conversation about the post–Arab Spring Middle East.
Bob Woodward, Washington Outsider?The four-decade veteran of the Washington Post on Trump, journalism on the web, and what his critics don’t get about his approach to reporting.
China’s President Shows Up in the Panama Papers. Is This a Big Deal?A Communist Party expert on Xi Jinping: why he’s weak, why he’s hated, and how families like his got rich.
Body LanguageGirls and Sex author Peggy Orenstein on the mixed messages of Kim Kardashian and why teen girls still haven’t learned real sexual confidence.
Newt Gingrich Is Bullish on Donald TrumpA spirited debate with the former speaker on the merits of the mogul.
A Conversation With Jhumpa LahiriThe Pulitzer-winning writer on working with Elena Ferrante’s translator, giving up reading in English, and her love affair with Italian.