Is the Defeat of America’s “Cruelest Prosecutor” in Florida Really a Victory for Criminal Justice Reform?Good riddance to Angela Corey. But don’t mistake her NRA-endorsed successor for a crusading reformer.
The Biggest Political Lie of 2016Trump and Brexit have ushered us into an era of post-truth politics, pundits say. We rate the statement “Pants on Fire.”
Everything You Need to Know About Tuesday’s Down-Ballot PrimariesTonight’s likely winners: an old fart, a racist crank, and a hopeless corporate shill, among others.
What Black People Hear When Donald Trump Asks for Their VoteThe patronizing, ahistorical nonsense of his black “outreach” isn’t unique to Trump.
Why Is the Trumpish Right Inept at Hardball Politics?Making stuff up about their opponents’ health isn’t going to work.
Hillary’s Lifeboat to the GOPThe Democratic nominee offered her rivals a way to save themselves from the catastrophe that is Donald Trump.
Hillary Clinton’s Alt-Right Speech Was Shrewd StrategyIt was the speech GOP leaders should’ve given when they had the chance.
How the “Hipster Nazis” of the Alt Right Got Big Enough for Hillary Clinton to Denounce ThemEuro-style white nationalism has come to America and found an unlikely standard-bearer in Donald Trump.
“Undercover” Voters May Exist, but They Won’t Save Donald TrumpShy Tories, meet the bashful fascists.
The Self-Actualization of Sean HannityHe’s gone in the tank for Donald Trump. Let’s leave him there.
Trump’s Outreach to Black Voters Isn’t About Black VotersHe’s making a pitch to college-educated white people.
Donald Trump Doesn’t Have Foreign Policy Ideas. He Has Moods.What he said in his major speech on Monday mattered less than how he said it.
The Real Meaning of All Those Right-Wing Conspiracy Theories About Hillary’s HealthThe lunatic right is desperate for a deus ex machina.
Donald Trump Left His Bluster on This Side of the BorderDemure in Mexico, Trump returned to his message on U.S. soil: deportation now, deportation tomorrow, deportation forever.
Donald Trump Is the Spokesman for Restricting ImmigrationThat is very, very bad news if you support restricting immigration.
Trump-Clinton Probably Won’t Be a Landslide. The Economy Says So.Conventional wisdom is that fringe candidates get repudiated, à la 1964 and 1972. The story isn’t so simple.
I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Merrick GarlandIt’s confirmed: The judge needs his own ice cream flavor. Help us name it.
The Enemy WithinDonald Trump obsesses over threats from without. It’s the useful idiots in our midst who pose the bigger threat.
Hillary Clinton’s Alt-Right Speech Isolated and Destroyed Donald TrumpBy definitively linking him to the alt-right, she shredded any remaining legitimacy he had with sane Republicans.
Donald Trump Just Helped Ted Cruz BiglyThe current GOP nominee is paving the way for Cruz’s 2020 bid.
Trump’s Vision of Black America Is a White Supremacist FantasyAnd his outreach to black voters is a dog whistle for racists.
Donald Trump Doesn’t Have an Immigration Policy. He Has Adjectives and Adverbs.Firm. Fair. Tremendous. Perhaps with a lot more energy.
How the Democrats Are Failing ObamacareTheir signature legislative achievement needs a fix. It’s time for them to stop pretending everything’s fine.
The 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.
The Pot Industry Is Taking Over Pro-Pot EffortsThe fledgling pot industry is putting more money into pot ballot initiatives