Obama Did What He Had to Do

His cautious response to Russian interference protected our democracy.

June 23 2017 4:45 PMHate in AmericaAn updating list.
June 23 2017 10:25 AMHow to Persuade Trump’s Most Loyal SupportersMake a moral argument, but choose the right morals.
June 22 2017 6:34 PMHow to Build a New Republican CoalitionA genius plan that will appeal to tax-averse rich people as well as working- and lower-middle-class voters.
June 21 2017 12:40 PMMore Liberal TearsDemocrats’ positive spin doesn’t make their loss in Georgia less painful.
June 20 2017 4:42 PMWhy Obama Voters DefectedNew findings explain how Trump won them over—and why he probably wouldn’t next time.
June 19 2017 7:38 PMWill the 6th District Swing Left?Georgia’s high-stakes congressional runoff comes down to the wire.
June 16 2017 5:37 PMCan Republicans Actually Pass the AHCA in Two Weeks?And can Democrats do anything to stop them?
June 16 2017 11:53 AMSenator, InterruptedKamala Harris got shushed and became a liberal hero. Do progressives want to hear what she has to say?
June 15 2017 12:23 PMWhy Jeff Sessions Won’t Give a Straight AnswerThe attorney general and his deputy aren’t dodging questions to protect Trump. They’re protecting themselves.
June 14 2017 5:49 PM“I’m Numb All Over”Members of Congress, Republicans and Democrats alike, were deeply shaken by Wednesday’s shooting at a baseball field.
June 13 2017 7:10 PMAnxiety of the Capitol Hill Press MobWhy congressional reporters are bracing for a crackdown.
June 13 2017 12:34 PMThe 2020 GOP Primary Has Already BegunRepublican challengers must step forward now if they want to wrest the presidency away from Donald Trump.
June 12 2017 11:38 PMSessions Needs to TalkThe explanations for James Comey’s firing make no sense. The attorney general knows the truth.
June 12 2017 4:44 PMThe Senate’s Big SecretWhy Mitch McConnell and his fellow GOP senators don’t want anyone to see their health care bill.
June 9 2017 2:49 PMJames Comey Is Not a LeakerHe is a whistleblower.
June 23 2017 2:12 PMThe Cloak of “Fear”Police officers like the killer of Philando Castile have an unbeatable defense when their victims are black: They were scared.
June 22 2017 7:17 PMWe Know How This EndsDissent is all part of the script. Trumpcare is right where Republicans want it.
June 21 2017 5:47 PMA GOP Without FearWhy Republicans are so intent to pass a bill that in a normal world should spell their doom.
June 20 2017 7:25 PMNo Time to TalkAwaiting the Senate’s health care “discussion draft” with only a few days left to discuss.
June 20 2017 12:08 PMThe Latest Fireable OffenseTrump apologists have come up with a new illogical rationale for the Comey termination.
June 19 2017 11:02 AM“Our Sovereignty Was Violated”The Moscow Project tries to solve the mystery of Trump’s Russian entanglements.
June 16 2017 2:06 PMThe Senate’s Health Care Secrecy Is a Breathtaking Contempt for DemocracyMillions will suffer, for a tax cut.
June 15 2017 3:38 PMDays of DeportationSixty scenes of immigration enforcement in the age of Trump.
June 14 2017 9:04 PMVirginia’s GOP Has Lost ItNearly making Corey Stewart its nominee for governor is only the latest sign.
June 14 2017 1:00 PMIs 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.
June 13 2017 1:52 PMWhat Twitter Pundits Are Saying About the Sessions HearingCheck out the instant spin room.
June 13 2017 11:21 AMWhy Can’t Al Franken Make More Jokes at the GOP’s Expense?Read what the Gist asked the Minnesota senator about humor in Washington.
June 12 2017 8:02 PMDemocratic Populism That Can WinIn Virginia, Tom Perriello’s focus on black voters could make him succeed where Bernie Sanders failed.
June 9 2017 6:01 PMTrumpcare Is on the MarchSenate Republicans are down to the nitty-gritty. Passing a bill could be next.
June 9 2017 1:08 PMThe Real Scandal Is Still RussiaDonald Trump is trying to give the Russians everything they want. That’s scarier than his possible obstruction of justice.