“If You’ve Never Been in Combat, You Can’t Even Imagine”America’s civil-military divide is a huge problem. John Kelly’s remarks will only make it worse.
We Need to Humanize ShootersWhen reporting on violence, we’re course-correcting away from humanization. That makes it harder for us to understand and prevent future shootings.
The Man Who Could Save Puerto Rico, If He Feels Like ItDonald Trump is reveling in his power both to save hurricane victims and condemn them.
The NRA Defends the IndefensibleThe group cannot provide one good reason why anyone who is not a mass shooter needs a high-capacity magazine.
Ed Gillespie Is Attempting a Trump Maneuver in VirginiaWhether he succeeds will be a crucial test of how far racist appeals go—and what kind works.
The Strange Case of Puerto RicoHow a series of racist Supreme Court decisions cemented the island’s second-class status.
A Watershed MomentLas Vegas should entirely change the way we think about preventing mass shootings.
A Meaningless Rumble on Staten IslandFor some reason, Bannon’s getting involved with a New York City congressional primary.
Keep Your Money, TrumpIt’s highly inappropriate for the president to write a check to the father of a slain service member.
No Bush, No TrumpOur previous Republican president fails to own up to his responsibility for our current one.
Questionable CallsTrump has sparked outrage by suggesting that his predecessors didn’t call the grieving families of service members. If only we were as interested in why they are killed at all.
When Pigs FlyWhy the Trump administration’s fondness for private flights has struck a special nerve.
Who Is Seth Moulton For?The Massachusetts congressman is a white, centrist, Harvard-educated war hero who wants to remake the Democratic Party. Too bad no one wants that.
Trump’s Plan to Sabotage Obamacare Could Actually Save ObamacareThe president’s executive order is less likely to undo the law’s protections than it is to entrench them.
The Lonely War of Bob CorkerThe retiring senator says most Republicans share his Trump criticism. Too bad they won’t back him up.
Mass Shooters Aren’t Disproportionately WhiteWhere the myth came from, and what it gets right and wrong about the demographics of mass killings.
America’s Gun FantasyThree percent of the nation owns half the firearms—to prepare for an ultraviolent showdown that exists only in their imagination.
Every Time I Hear a Mass Shooter Wasn’t Muslim, I Feel ReliefIt means we can focus on the real roots of the violence.