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Aug. 11 2017 5:53 PMFiring Jeffrey Lord Doesn’t Fix CNN’s Jeffrey Lord ProblemHe was only the most obnoxious embodiment of false balance at the network.
Aug. 11 2017 3:01 PMThe Bubble PresidentTrump lives in a fantasy of triumph. He will never do anything to win back the voters he’s lost.
Aug. 10 2017 4:50 PMBellicose Word Vomit or Bellicose Word … Diplomacy?Six theories on why the dumb stuff Trump said about North Korea is actually smart.
Aug. 9 2017 1:48 PM“Diversity” Is Not EnoughThe way we’re forced to define affirmative action has opened the door to its endangerment.
Aug. 8 2017 5:48 PMOf Course James Damore Is Now a Free Speech MartyrHis firing is the sort of thing that cements the squalid alliance between alienated gamers and extreme right-wingers.
Aug. 8 2017 3:03 PMBase MotivesTrump panders exclusively to the minority of people who love him—and to hell with the rest of America. That’s exactly what Putin wants.
Aug. 7 2017 4:54 PM2020 VisionOf course Mike Pence is laying the groundwork for a presidential run. With a boss like his, it would be stupid not to.
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.
Aug. 11 2017 4:53 PMMore Skilled Workers, Fewer Family MembersHow immigration restrictionists could turn the RAISE Act into a plan Congress and America could get behind.
Aug. 11 2017 1:47 PMThe Trump-McConnell Feud Doesn’t Exist in AlabamaIn a heated special Senate election, both are working to ensure their loyal candidate keeps his seat.
Aug. 10 2017 2:51 PMThe Exploitation of “Beautiful Kate”How Donald Trump and his conservative allies twisted the facts of a deadly San Francisco shooting to stoke America’s xenophobia.
Aug. 8 2017 7:05 PMTough DonkeysCan a Kentuckian fighter pilot and a mustachioed ironworker obliterate Democrats’ effete reputation?
Aug. 8 2017 4:49 PMNo More Private WarsThe U.S. can’t make the mistake of outsourcing the fight in Afghanistan to contractors.
Aug. 7 2017 7:45 PMTrump Is a Marked ManPotential primary challenges to the president in 2020 could be a sign of doom for him—and his party.
Aug. 7 2017 2:53 PMRise of the GeneralsWhy it’s entirely possible to be both horrified and heartened by the growing political influence of America’s military leaders.
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.

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