Same Kanye, New Tactics
The rapper hasn’t become a different person since he said, “George Bush doesn’t care about black people.” He’s using a new approach on a new president.
The Trump Administration Is Decimating the State DepartmentPulitzer-winner Ronan Farrow chronicles the demise of American diplomacy.
Being Black in PublicWhen you’re black in America, you’re either seen as a problem or not seen at all.
What Republicans’ Doomed Effort to Undo the Budget Deal Is Really AboutMidterm talking points, and Kevin McCarthy’s résumé.
Please Stop Predicting the End of Trump’s PresidencyUnless you can explain exactly how he gets impeached or why he resigns.
The Wolf in Wonk’s ClothingPaul Ryan tried to sell fiscal austerity as a moral crusade. Then Donald Trump came along.
The Midterm Electorate Is Locked InPolls have been improving for Republicans, but their results haven’t.
Talking About Sexism Is Not a “Victim Trap” for Female PoliticiansPlenty of politicians talk about their struggles. It’s only a problem when it’s not white men.
The Beto BubbleBeto O’Rourke is gaining ground in early polls. But Ted Cruz will be very tough to beat.
White SpacesThe arrest of two men at a Philadelphia Starbucks shows how deeply raced our public spaces can be.
Selling Hollywood to the HeartlandEric Garcetti is getting an early jump on 2020 in Iowa. Can the L.A. mayor make history in a crowded field?
Is It Time for Democrats to Fight Dirty?A new book argues Democrats should take on radical strategies to cement power.
Republicans Shrug Off Trump’s Mueller RageSenators say they’re confident the president won’t fire Robert Mueller, even if they can’t say why.