Politics
Politics
Aug. 7 2017 1:10 PMThe Donald Trump Election Brag TrackerHow long has it been since the president reminded us of his “massive landslide victory”?
Aug. 3 2017 6:26 PMThe Republicans Go HomeGOP senators will spend the next five weeks facing their constituents and their legislative failures. That’ll be fun.
Aug. 3 2017 3:56 PMTrump’s 21 Club SaluteJust because he was rude to his generals doesn’t mean he’s wrong to be skeptical about escalation in Afghanistan.
Aug. 3 2017 3:02 PM“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.
Aug. 2 2017 4:14 PMThe Paralyzed CriticRepublican Sen. Jeff Flake is dismayed by what his party has become under Trump—but acts powerless to do anything about it.
Aug. 2 2017 1:47 PMWhat Happened When President Carter Fired Five Cabinet OfficialsWhistlestop on an outsider president’s failed attempt to shake up his administration.
Aug. 1 2017 3:27 PMWhy Chaos Rules at the White HouseAnd why even John Kelly is probably powerless to impose order onto it.
July 31 2017 6:58 PMThe Scaramucci EpochRemembering Trump’s communications director, who was somehow more Trumpish than Trump himself.
July 28 2017 8:29 PMThe Future of Universal Health Care Is MedicaidThe ACA still stands because of how important it’s become. Democrats, take note.
July 28 2017 6:42 PMKelly 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. 
July 28 2017 5:52 PMThey Never Really Hated ObamacareRepublicans didn’t fail because of procedural hurdles or party infighting. They failed because they didn’t actually mind the law. 
July 27 2017 2:09 PMIn Defense of the Boy ScoutsThe audible cheers during Trump’s speech aren’t a reason to condemn the group.
July 27 2017 10:47 AMThe Brink of the UnthinkableThe Senate has started down a path America has never taken: dismantling the social safety net.
July 26 2017 4:33 PMTrump’s Transgender Ban Will Weaken the MilitaryAmerica’s armed services are already struggling to attract young recruits. The president just made their job harder.
July 25 2017 1:59 PMJared Kushner’s Deafening SilenceThe president’s son-in-law claims he likes to stay out of the spotlight. That’s because he’s always hiding something.
Aug. 7 2017 5:50 AMBarbara 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?
Aug. 3 2017 4:18 PM50 Ways to Leave Your PresidentThe GOP has finally started to break up with Trump.
Aug. 3 2017 3:07 PMPete 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.”
Aug. 2 2017 5:25 PMJeff Flake Is Not the Future of the Republican PartyHis warmed-over Goldwaterism is not the brand of conservatism the GOP or America needs.
Aug. 2 2017 2:00 PMThe Selective Vigilance of John KellyTrump’s new chief of staff doesn’t trust refugees or immigrants. But he sure does trust the president. 
Aug. 2 2017 5:55 AMThe Warrior CasteAmerica increasingly relies on a small group of multigenerational military families to fight its wars. That’s a problem.
Aug. 1 2017 9:56 AMTrump’s Declaration of IndependenceA template for a White House that breaks free from the Republican Party.
July 31 2017 3:21 PMA 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.
July 28 2017 7:46 PMWords to Live ByMcCain’s speech gives us a map for escaping the moral rot of Trumpism.
July 28 2017 5:58 PMThe Republicans Are Not Going to Compromise on Health CareAt least not yet.
July 27 2017 9:03 PMMake America Afraid AgainTrump’s “slice and dice” rhetoric about brown-on-white violence has a single purpose.
July 27 2017 1:53 PMHeavy Into JeffSenate Republicans love their former colleague Jeff Sessions. If Trump fires the attorney general, will they finally grow spines?
July 26 2017 6:51 PMThe “Skinny Repeal” RuseA vote for this narrow repeal bill could end up just being a vote for Trumpcare.
July 25 2017 6:57 PMHow McConnell Did ItTo pass the “motion to proceed,” the senator had to change his leadership style.
July 24 2017 8:54 PMHow the GOP Can Do the Right ThingBetween now and the midterms, the party that can stop a constitutional crisis is the party that brought us here.

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