Trump’s Rhetoric Is Raising the Risk of Right-Wing TerrorismWe need to have a serious debate about the causes of political violence, before the next attack.
“All Sizzle but No Steak”How Ocasio-Cortez is upending the usual sexist scripts for talking about female politicians’ looks.
Trump Is Losing. His Nativist Message Is Winning.Americans like the wall more than they like the president.
The Limits of Tucker Carlson’s Anti–Free Market VisionThe Fox News host’s seemingly populist monologue was delivered for one specific audience.
The Government Shutdown Is Like a Hostage SituationTrump and his fellow Republicans are using the same tactics as criminal captors demanding ransom.
The Department of Defense Cannot Build a Border Wall, Emergency or NotAgencies can’t act without funding, and there is no funding for a border wall.
“If She Can’t Get Him to Back Off, I Don’t Know How Anybody Can”A new report on sexual harassment in the Oregon Legislature reveals the workplace perils for female politicians.
There Is No Terrorism Crisis at the BorderThe administration’s exaggerations aren’t just misleading. They make us less safe.
Why Men Find the New Congresswomen So FrighteningReps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib aren’t just radicals—they also have institutional power.
Leggo My Pay-GoWhy Ro Khanna and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are making a stink about a symbolic House spending rule.
Claire McCaskill’s Bitter FarewellThe outgoing Missouri senator has no right to take potshots at Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other progressives.
The Path to the Presidency Could Be Harder for White Democrats in 2020An assessment of what happened in 2016 shows that Trump’s continued race-baiting might make his opponents’ task harder.
Four Questions for Trump About His Contacts With RussiaThe president’s latest answers open new avenues for investigation.
Waiting for a National EmergencyRepublicans and Democrats have stopped negotiating an end to the government shutdown. No one has any ideas. It’s crisis-declaring time.
The Shutdown to End All ShutdownsThe government doesn’t have to come to a halt every time Congress and the president can’t agree on funding it. Now might be the time for a big fix.
A Mueller Court Filing Reveals James Comey’s ArroganceThree unilateral decisions show Comey thinks FBI directors can do whatever they want.
Wall of LiesThe president is addressing the nation to tout a false solution to a crisis of his own making.
I Spent the Day Talking to Tourists Who Showed Up to D.C. Museums That Are Closed for the Government Shutdown
Trump Needs a Fig LeafThe shutdown won’t end unless the president can look like he fought for and won something—even if it’s meaningless.
We Had to Shut Down the Government Because Mexico Is Paying for the WallTwelve talking points for congressional Republicans.
What the Democrats’ 2020 Field Looks Like NowThese seven candidates have early leads. Here’s how each could build on his or her popularity—or blow it.
In a Year Full of Heinous Men, Jeffrey Epstein Still Managed to Be ShockingFew examples have more clearly revealed the toxic inner workings of male social networks.
Trump Thinks His Border-Wall Bravado Can Hide His Pullout From the ISIS FightOne Republican senator is using that issue to expose him.