The Obama ParadoxOur first black president has an unyielding faith in the goodness of America. It got him elected. And it will cost him his legacy.
The Repeal-and-Delay DisasterThe Republicans’ plan to destroy Obamacare and figure the rest out later would be bad for the party and for America.
Don’t Forget That Megyn Kelly Is a Racial DemagogueThe recent flattering coverage of her move to NBC leaves out the ugliest episodes of her work at Fox.
The Ethics Fuss Pitted the GOP’s Shamelessness Against Trump’sWe learned something about the Republicans’ priorities—and even more about the new president’s indifference to them.
Putin’s Dream TeamIt’s Trump, Priebus, Conway & Spicer LLP. To get Putin off the hook, they’re putting America on trial.
Norm ConquestTrump is set to undermine the things you take for granted in government and public life.
How Trump’s Apparatchiks Are Erasing Russia’s Role in the ElectionEvasions, brushoffs, innuendos, contortions, rationalizations, and attacks.
The Rise of the Alt-CenterWhy did establishment liberals fall in love with a deranged Twitter thread? It’s time for some game theory.
Lessons for Fighting a Demagogue, From the People Who Survived a PlagueHow the AIDS movement has given birth to the Trump resistance.
North Carolina’s GOP Is Closing RanksWhy worry? Because the last time a party used white tribalism to take over the South, its hold lasted for decades.
The Most Extreme Party Coalition Since the Civil WarThe GOP of 2017 is more radical than conservative, and the outlook is bleak.
Will Donald Trump Be FDR or Jimmy Carter?We’re on the cusp of either a transformative presidency or a party-killing failure.
The Bad Research Behind the Bogus Claim That North Carolina Is No Longer a DemocracyNo, North Korea isn’t more democratic than the Tar Heel State.
Why Did Planned Parenthood Supporters Vote Trump?A series of maddening focus groups suggest Clinton made it easier for voters to reconcile themselves to Trump.
You Played Yourself, Democrats. Again.How fitting for the 2016 election to end with the dashed hopes and incompetence of liberals.
This Time, Obama’s Calm in a Crisis Isn’t HelpingHe has his dignity and his faith in civic norms. Republicans have the government.
The Republicans’ Obamacare FantasyThe GOP expects Democrats to help it fix what it’s about to break.