The Last Time It Was OK Not to Politicize a Mass ShootingLessons from the first modern killing spree: Howard Unruh’s 1949 “Walk of Death.”
No Pistol Could Have Stopped ThisThe Las Vegas shooting demolishes the NRA’s “good guy with a gun” argument.
Nightmare ScenarioThe only way to stop a bad guy with a gun in a high-rise building at night is to make sure he doesn’t have a gun.
Government by the Few“Minority rule” will enable the success of even more extreme candidates like Roy Moore—and Donald Trump.
Roy Moore Is Just the BeginningA parade of defiant, extreme conservatives is on the way to the U.S. Senate.
What’s Behind Dan Rather’s Wild Popularity?In an era of insanity, his thoughts on journalism, covering civil rights, and morality are grounding—and inspiring.
“Us” Versus “Them”Trump’s obsession with the NFL protests above all else shows just whose president he is.
Trump Is Ignoring Puerto Rico’s SufferingThe administration’s feeble response to Hurricane Maria rivals Bush’s after Katrina.
No Truth, No ConsequencesEvery attempt to repeal Obamacare has been built on lies. Graham-Cassidy is no different.
The Real Political CorrectnessIt’s people who criticize racism who are silenced, not those who embrace it.
There Is No “Hope” With Mass ShootingsEnding the violence will require a politics that doesn’t exist.
Why the Vegas Shooter Didn’t Need an Automatic Weapon to Shoot Like ThatThere are many hacks for converting a rifle to fire nearly automatically, and most aren’t regulated.
Why Donald Trump Doesn’t Care About Puerto RicansHe promised a government for white America, and he’s fulfilling it.
How a Populist Sells Tax Cuts for the RichTrump is using nationalism to get working-class Americans on board with the GOP tax plan.
Thank You for Your Service, Whoever You AreOpponents of the NFL protests have reduced “the troops” to a monolithic prop. The truth is a lot more complicated.
The Most Cynical Republican on ObamacareMike Pence successfully expanded Medicaid in Indiana. He would have rather torpedoed the law—and hurt his former constituents—than admit that it works.
Guardians of White InnocenceThe Sons of Confederate Veterans want to convince Americans that Southern heritage isn’t about slavery and racism. Is it a lost cause?
The Donald Trump Election Brag TrackerHow long has it been since the president reminded us of his “massive landslide victory”?
It Wasn’t GridlockThe cynical reason why Republicans called off bipartisan talks to stabilize Obamacare.
Why Democrats Should Love the GOP Health Care PlanGraham-Cassidy could turn a red electoral map blue.
All Tribes Are Not EqualAndrew Sullivan’s simplistic diagnosis—and unrealistic cure—for what ails us.