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.
“I Am Not Rooting for Jeb”Unvarnished opinions from Michael Dukakis on the Bush family, his law-school classmate Antonin Scalia, and Obama’s foreign policy missteps.
Trump Gives Fox News a Taste of Its Own MedicineHow the irascible candidate is using the old Roger Ailes playbook to rattle the conservative media powerhouse.
“It Was Just So Surreal”Jeffrey Toobin on seeing his nonfiction book about the O.J. trial get made into a riveting TV series—The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.
“It’s as Though I’m in Germany 40 Years After the Holocaust, but the Nazis Are Still in Power”A conversation with Joshua Oppenheimer about how to make an effective documentary about genocide.
A Conversation With Joe DanteWhy the Gremlins director’s new horror movie took three years to make it to theaters—even though it’s great.
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.
Is This the End of the GOP as We Know It?Historian Rick Perlstein on the rise of Trump, the fall of Reagan, and the fate of contemporary conservatism.
A Conversation With The Americans Showrunners Joe Weisberg and Joel FieldsThe only spy show on TV made by an actual spy.
A Conversation With Terence WinterThe Boardwalk Empire showrunner on Season 3, Nucky’s pathology, and the Sopranos connection.