Firing Jeffrey Lord Doesn’t Fix CNN’s Jeffrey Lord ProblemHe was only the most obnoxious embodiment of false balance at the network.
The Bubble PresidentTrump lives in a fantasy of triumph. He will never do anything to win back the voters he’s lost.
Bellicose Word Vomit or Bellicose Word … Diplomacy?Six theories on why the dumb stuff Trump said about North Korea is actually smart.
“Diversity” Is Not EnoughThe way we’re forced to define affirmative action has opened the door to its endangerment.
Of 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.
Base 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.
2020 VisionOf course Mike Pence is laying the groundwork for a presidential run. With a boss like his, it would be stupid not to.
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.
More Skilled Workers, Fewer Family MembersHow immigration restrictionists could turn the RAISE Act into a plan Congress and America could get behind.
The Trump-McConnell Feud Doesn’t Exist in AlabamaIn a heated special Senate election, both are working to ensure their loyal candidate keeps his seat.
The 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.
Tough DonkeysCan a Kentuckian fighter pilot and a mustachioed ironworker obliterate Democrats’ effete reputation?
No More Private WarsThe U.S. can’t make the mistake of outsourcing the fight in Afghanistan to contractors.
Trump Is a Marked ManPotential primary challenges to the president in 2020 could be a sign of doom for him—and his party.
Rise of the GeneralsWhy it’s entirely possible to be both horrified and heartened by the growing political influence of America’s military leaders.
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.