Normalizing the Abnormal
We haven’t stopped finding Trump bizarre, we’ve just gotten used to him. That may be worse.
The Banality of GoodDoug Jones’ victory shows that the old rules of politics still apply in the age of Trump.
The End of German StabilityThe collapse of coalition talks bodes badly for Angela Merkel, and for democratic governments everywhere.
Not Everything Is TerrorismWhile calling out the right’s double standards on mass violence, the left has developed its own form of intellectual dishonesty.
We Still Need the Hopey-Changey StuffA new speech by Barack Obama should remind the left that only optimism can get us through the Trump years.
The End of the German ExceptionAn unprecedented breakthrough for the far right marks a new era in the country's politics.
Authoritarian by InstinctTrump is subverting democracy and the rule of law, one bumbling misstep at a time.
Trump Crosses a Red LineAfter Comey’s firing, it’s time for lawmakers to take a stand for the rule of law.
It’s Far Too Early to Declare Victory Over PopulismFour reasons not to be cheered by Emmanuel Macron’s election to the French presidency.
What We Talk About When We Talk About Donald TrumpI’ve never been more worried about how Americans would respond to a murderous authoritarian government.
Monopoly PowerWhy the Justice Department’s demand that Time Warner sell CNN is a troubling subversion of democracy.
Don’t Wait for Trump to Fire MuellerThe time to start fighting back is now, not after the president crosses another red line.
Trump Is Not the Failure He Appears to BeA lot of people laughed when the president claimed to be “ahead of schedule,” but he’s not wrong.
History Returns in CataloniaThe weekend’s scenes in Barcelona send a troubling message about the future of liberal democracy.
You Snooze, She WinsWith Angela Merkel’s re-election almost certain, Germany’s election has been startlingly dull. But more is going on than meets the eye.
Tyranny by BlunderThe latest revelations show the Trumps never had a master plan to subvert American democracy. It just comes naturally to them.
Jeremy Corbyn’s ShotThe Labour leader has been handed the chance to stop a Brexit disaster. Unfortunately, he won’t.
Comey’s Firing Is the Moment of Truth for the GOPThey can finally find the courage of their convictions—or let Trump destroy the republic.
No, There Is No Case for Le PenRoss Douthat misunderstands the threat the National Front candidate poses to France.