Bill Weld Wants a Seat at the Table
The Libertarian Party vice presidential candidate on Donald Trump, Gary Johnson, and the importance of having a navy.
Does Donald Trump Believe in Anything but Himself?The Republican candidate’s fascist impulses are frequently rooted in his own self-interest.
How Putin Won Crimea, and Lost UkraineThe Russian leader reclaimed some territory, and made an enemy of millions.
Racism Doesn’t Explain the Rise of Donald TrumpJohn Judis argues that populism—and the candidate’s celebrity—has done more to fuel his success than bigotry.
Dean Baquet Doesn’t Think Donald Trump Is the Media’s FaultThe New York Times executive editor on the challenges of covering the candidate and how the paper decided to call him a liar.
Compassion, and Criticism, for the White Working ClassA conversation with Hillbilly Elegy author J.D. Vance.
Can Islam and Liberalism Coexist?Why Islam resists secularization, and how that continues to shape the politics of the Middle East.
The Forever War and the Ever-Expanding MilitaryIs the Pentagon too powerful for its own—and our—good?
Is the Elite Media Failing to Reach Trump Voters?And in their rush to condemn Trump, are journalists betraying their values? Glenn Greenwald says yes to both.
Fox After AilesThe nation’s foremost Fox News beat reporter on what’s going on behind the scenes at the cable news network.
How Turkey Came to ThisThe attempted military coup isn’t the country’s first. But this time is different.
The ISIS CorrespondentThe New York Times’ Rukmini Callimachi on the group’s ruthless tactics, the perils of getting close to dangerous sources, and the emotional toll of reporting on terrorism.
Conservatism Never FailsHow the Republican Party will try to explain away Donald Trump’s disastrous campaign.
The Man Who Owns the Trump BeatThe Washington Post’s David Fahrenthold on the Trump Foundation, the Access Hollywood tape, and the time the candidate called him “a nasty guy.”
Trump Isn’t Entirely Republicans’ FaultRoss Douthat on the blame liberals bear for the authoritarian’s rise.
David Plouffe Isn’t WorriedThe manager of Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign on why he’s not afraid of Trump—and why he’s confident in Clinton.
What Barack Obama Thinks of Donald TrumpDavid Axelrod on how his former boss views the Republican nominee.
Has Donald Trump Ruined Journalism?Matt Taibbi says most political media is shilling for one side or the other.
Donald Trump’s Finger on the Nuclear TriggerA former nuclear missile officer—and adviser to Republicans—on why the prospect terrifies him.
Jonathan Franzen on Fame, Fascism, and Why He Won’t Write a Book About RaceAn exclusive conversation with the novelist.
Is the DNC Hack an Act of War?And is the U.S. prepared to defend itself from the foreign powers who would meddle in our elections?
Could Seinfeld Be Made in 2016?The writer of Seinfeldia on the cultural legacy of the show, what it’s like to work with Larry David, and how a sitcom about upper-middle-class white-guy problems would hold up today.
“The Rules Seem to Suddenly Have Changed”Slate founder Michael Kinsley on how the media blew it on Trump.