The Donald Trump Election Brag TrackerHow long has it been since the president reminded us of his “massive landslide victory”?
The Republicans Go HomeGOP senators will spend the next five weeks facing their constituents and their legislative failures. That’ll be fun.
Trump’s 21 Club SaluteJust because he was rude to his generals doesn’t mean he’s wrong to be skeptical about escalation in Afghanistan.
“You and I Against the World”Trump’s phone call transcripts show how hard it is to make deals with world leaders when you’re an extreme narcissist.
The Paralyzed CriticRepublican Sen. Jeff Flake is dismayed by what his party has become under Trump—but acts powerless to do anything about it.
What Happened When President Carter Fired Five Cabinet OfficialsWhistlestop on an outsider president’s failed attempt to shake up his administration.
Why Chaos Rules at the White HouseAnd why even John Kelly is probably powerless to impose order onto it.
The Scaramucci EpochRemembering Trump’s communications director, who was somehow more Trumpish than Trump himself.
The Future of Universal Health Care Is MedicaidThe ACA still stands because of how important it’s become. Democrats, take note.
Kelly to the RescueThe Homeland Security chief’s aggression and blunt style endeared him to his boss. But a White House chief of staff needs a smoother approach.
They Never Really Hated ObamacareRepublicans didn’t fail because of procedural hurdles or party infighting. They failed because they didn’t actually mind the law.
In Defense of the Boy ScoutsThe audible cheers during Trump’s speech aren’t a reason to condemn the group.
The Brink of the UnthinkableThe Senate has started down a path America has never taken: dismantling the social safety net.
Trump’s Transgender Ban Will Weaken the MilitaryAmerica’s armed services are already struggling to attract young recruits. The president just made their job harder.
Barbara Lee’s Long War on the War on TerrorFor 16 years, Lee has been trying to repeal the broad and dangerous post-9/11 war authorization. Is she finally winning?
Pete Souza’s Resistance ThirstThe former White House photographer’s Instagram shows just how easy it is for liberals to ascend up their own butts in search of an “amen.”
Jeff Flake Is Not the Future of the Republican PartyHis warmed-over Goldwaterism is not the brand of conservatism the GOP or America needs.
The Selective Vigilance of John KellyTrump’s new chief of staff doesn’t trust refugees or immigrants. But he sure does trust the president.
The Warrior CasteAmerica increasingly relies on a small group of multigenerational military families to fight its wars. That’s a problem.
Trump’s Declaration of IndependenceA template for a White House that breaks free from the Republican Party.
A Stymied Trump Is a Dangerous TrumpSince he can’t score any wins at home, he just might look for glory overseas—and that means war.
Make America Afraid AgainTrump’s “slice and dice” rhetoric about brown-on-white violence has a single purpose.
Heavy Into JeffSenate Republicans love their former colleague Jeff Sessions. If Trump fires the attorney general, will they finally grow spines?
The “Skinny Repeal” RuseA vote for this narrow repeal bill could end up just being a vote for Trumpcare.
How McConnell Did ItTo pass the “motion to proceed,” the senator had to change his leadership style.