“I’m Numb All Over”Members of Congress, Republicans and Democrats alike, were deeply shaken by Wednesday’s shooting at a baseball field.
The 2020 GOP Primary Has Already BegunRepublican challengers must step forward now if they want to wrest the presidency away from Donald Trump.
Sessions Needs to TalkThe explanations for James Comey’s firing make no sense. The attorney general knows the truth.
The Senate’s Big SecretWhy Mitch McConnell and his fellow GOP senators don’t want anyone to see their health care bill.
The Meaning of HopeRepublicans are resting their defense of President Trump on one word and zero context.
Bret Stephens and the Art of the Concern TrollThe dirty rhetorical trick behind the New York Times columnist’s façade of reasonableness.
“It’s an Attack on Democracy”The White House decision to reject any and all Democratic oversight requests is an unprecedented act of nullification.
Putin Wins AgainTrump’s contemptuous exit from the Paris accord is good for one country, and it’s not the United States.
Donald Trump Is Turning Us All Into Boring PunditsOur pitiful, embarrassing attempts to explain the news to each other.
The Planet’s Loss Is Trump’s GainPulling America out of the climate accord serves his short-term needs. To him, that’s all that matters.
Is Donald Trump Experiencing Cognitive Decline?The president’s speech has changed dramatically over the years. One writer investigates whether it’s age and stress or something else.
Why Can’t Al Franken Make More Jokes at the GOP’s Expense?Read what the Gist asked the Minnesota senator about humor in Washington.
Democratic Populism That Can WinIn Virginia, Tom Perriello’s focus on black voters could make him succeed where Bernie Sanders failed.
Trumpcare Is on the MarchSenate Republicans are down to the nitty-gritty. Passing a bill could be next.
The Real Scandal Is Still RussiaDonald Trump is trying to give the Russians everything they want. That’s scarier than his possible obstruction of justice.
James Comey Came PreparedFrom the moment Comey met Trump, he understood the man and started building his case.
Who Needs Rule of Law?In denying President Trump’s abuse of power, Republicans have chosen party over country.
James Comey Is Not AloneThe press, anonymous sources, and public testimony have all converged to corroborate the former FBI director’s story about Donald Trump.
The Senate Hasn’t Given Up on Trumpcare YetOne day after doomsaying, Republican Senators are now optimistic about Trumpcare.
Who’s Afraid of a Clinton Voter?We’re expected to understand the rage of Trump’s supporters but not the anguish of the 66 million who voted against him.
The Rise of Fake News on the LeftRead a Trumpcast discussion about Louise Mensch and the erosion of journalistic standards.
What We Have UnleashedThis year’s string of brutal hate crimes is intrinsically connected to the rise of Trump.