Politics
Politics
Oct. 12 2017 7:45 AMSteve Bannon’s Enemy Isn’t the Republican PartyIt’s Donald Trump.
Oct. 11 2017 3:50 PMEd 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.
Oct. 9 2017 5:45 AMThe Strange Case of Puerto RicoHow a series of racist Supreme Court decisions cemented the island’s second-class status.
Oct. 6 2017 6:50 PMA Watershed MomentLas Vegas should entirely change the way we think about preventing mass shootings.
Oct. 5 2017 4:29 PMA Meaningless Rumble on Staten IslandFor some reason, Bannon’s getting involved with a New York City congressional primary.
Oct. 5 2017 12:13 PMTrump Has Ruined the Presidential WindbreakerFirst American democracy, now this.
Oct. 4 2017 12:23 PMThe Incredible Corrupting White HouseThe pervasive abuse of taxpayer money—and trust—will make our democracy harder to repair.
Oct. 3 2017 3:36 PMThe Last Time It Was OK Not to Politicize a Mass ShootingLessons from the first modern killing spree: Howard Unruh’s 1949 “Walk of Death.”
Oct. 2 2017 5:18 PMNo Pistol Could Have Stopped ThisThe Las Vegas shooting demolishes the NRA’s “good guy with a gun” argument.
Oct. 2 2017 11:29 AMNightmare 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.
Sept. 29 2017 6:58 PMThere’s Always InfrastructureThe Republican tax plan is already in trouble.
Sept. 29 2017 4:24 PMGovernment by the Few“Minority rule” will enable the success of even more extreme candidates like Roy Moore—and Donald Trump.
Sept. 27 2017 11:46 AMRoy Moore Is Just the BeginningA parade of defiant, extreme conservatives is on the way to the U.S. Senate.
Sept. 26 2017 6:32 PMObamacare Repeal Will Never DieSee you in 2019.
Sept. 26 2017 11:34 AMWhat’s Behind Dan Rather’s Wild Popularity?In an era of insanity, his thoughts on journalism, covering civil rights, and morality are grounding—and inspiring.
Oct. 11 2017 6:12 PMBlame MitchConservatives have found a new reason to be really mad at McConnell.
Oct. 10 2017 6:28 PMThe Lonely War of Bob CorkerThe retiring senator says most Republicans share his Trump criticism. Too bad they won’t back him up.
Oct. 8 2017 8:07 PMTrump’s PropMike Pence started out as a powerful veep. He's now Trump’s pathetic culture war pawn.
Oct. 6 2017 4:57 PMMass Shooters Aren’t Disproportionately WhiteWhere the myth came from, and what it gets right and wrong about the demographics of mass killings.
Oct. 5 2017 12:26 PMAmerica’s Gun FantasyThree percent of the nation owns half the firearms—to prepare for an ultraviolent showdown that exists only in their imagination.
Oct. 4 2017 6:38 PMEvery Time I Hear a Mass Shooter Wasn’t Muslim, I Feel ReliefIt means we can focus on the real roots of the violence.
Oct. 3 2017 6:35 PMThe Dreamer “Deal” Is Falling ApartThe Republicans want more. Chuck Schumer is mad. It is unclear what Trump is doing.
Oct. 2 2017 7:15 PMThere Is No “Hope” With Mass ShootingsEnding the violence will require a politics that doesn’t exist.
Oct. 2 2017 2:48 PMWhy 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.
Oct. 1 2017 9:13 PMWhy Donald Trump Doesn’t Care About Puerto RicansHe promised a government for white America, and he’s fulfilling it.
Sept. 29 2017 6:30 PMTrump’s Tax Cut Is a House of LiesBusiness as usual for this administration.
Sept. 29 2017 3:00 PMHow a Populist Sells Tax Cuts for the RichTrump is using nationalism to get working-class Americans on board with the GOP tax plan.
Sept. 26 2017 6:44 PMWeak DefenseThe White House is twisting a general’s words to back up Trump’s NFL attack.
Sept. 26 2017 12:52 PMThank 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.
Sept. 26 2017 5:55 AMThe Most Cynical Republican on ObamacareMike Pence successfully expanded Medicaid in Indiana. He would have rather torpedoed the law—and hurt his former constituents—than admit that it works.

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