Republicans’ Cynical Excuses for Trump’s Power Grab
Five ways they’re defending his fake “national emergency.”
But His EmailsWhat’s with the heinous graphic design of the Trump campaign’s messages to supporters?
I Can’t Stop Analyzing Trump’s Friday Rose Garden SpeechThe president took it to a new level when announcing his national emergency.
The Least Pro-Life President EverFrom war crimes to executions to murdering dissidents, Trump treats human life with contempt.
In the 1980s, Guys Like Ralph Northam Gambled That They Wouldn’t Pay for Blackface. In 2019, They Lost.
The Alarming Message in Trump’s State of the UnionThe president’s speech wasn’t dull. It was dangerous.
Mockery, Backlash, or CourtTrump is looking at three terrible options in his endless, pointless battle for a border wall.
The Last Shutdown?The 35-day government grounding may have been enough to convince Congress to stop shutdowns for good.
The Pelosi MethodAs Trump prepared to cave on the shutdown, Pelosi revealed how she stands up to an obstinate president.
Ed Case Shows How Not to Reach Out to Your Nonwhite ConstituentsWhat an ill-considered joke about being “an Asian trapped in a white body” tells us about the difficulties facing white candidates in majority-minority districts.
What Is “Dirt” in 2019?How the jobs of opposition researchers have changed in the era of Northam, Kavanaugh, and Trump.
In 2020, Voters Should Abandon Their Obsession With “Authenticity”It’s a uniquely American pathology, and it’s part of what gave us Trump.
The Lesson Democrats Should Take From the Ilhan Omar ControversyIt’s finally OK to criticize Israel.
Trump’s Followers Believe His Lies About the WallNo evidence—not even from Fox News—can shake their faith.
Democrats Should Not Think Twice About Canceling Racist, Sexist PoliticiansThe temporary losses don’t matter nearly as much as the revolutionary gains we are witnessing within the party.
Ralph Northam Is LyingEven if he’s not in that racist picture, he’s telling stories that don’t add up.
The Ghosts of 2015A bizarre moment from four years ago suggests a smarter way to watch the early phase of the 2020 presidential race.
Republicans Are Ditching the WallBut the GOP may struggle to sell its base—and its boss—on slats and sensors.
The Nonsense Trump Spewed During the Shutdown Wasn’t Oblivious. It Was Tactical.A Paul Ryan narrative came back into play this week.
A Horrifying Ethical DilemmaWhat’s the most humane way to treat a pregnant rape victim who’s in a vegetative state?