Ed Gillespie Is Attempting a Trump Maneuver in VirginiaWhether he succeeds will be a crucial test of how far racist appeals go—and what kind works.
The Strange Case of Puerto RicoHow a series of racist Supreme Court decisions cemented the island’s second-class status.
A Watershed MomentLas Vegas should entirely change the way we think about preventing mass shootings.
A Meaningless Rumble on Staten IslandFor some reason, Bannon’s getting involved with a New York City congressional primary.
The Incredible Corrupting White HouseThe pervasive abuse of taxpayer money—and trust—will make our democracy harder to repair.
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.
The Lonely War of Bob CorkerThe retiring senator says most Republicans share his Trump criticism. Too bad they won’t back him up.
Mass Shooters Aren’t Disproportionately WhiteWhere the myth came from, and what it gets right and wrong about the demographics of mass killings.
America’s Gun FantasyThree percent of the nation owns half the firearms—to prepare for an ultraviolent showdown that exists only in their imagination.
Every Time I Hear a Mass Shooter Wasn’t Muslim, I Feel ReliefIt means we can focus on the real roots of the violence.
The Dreamer “Deal” Is Falling ApartThe Republicans want more. Chuck Schumer is mad. It is unclear what Trump is doing.
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.