The Gist
The Gist
March 12 2018 6:24 PMRussian Doping, RevisitedWe dip into the archives for our interview with Bryan Fogel about his documentary, Icarus. The film just won an Academy Award.
March 8 2018 9:04 PMNo Rules for the WickedKellyanne Conway’s violation of the Hatch Act isn’t calamitous, but it’s one of countless trespasses by the Trump team.
March 6 2018 9:08 PMThe Scapegoat in ChinatownHow did a small, family run bank in New York wind up in court after the 2008 financial crisis? An Oscar-nominated documentary tells the story.
March 2 2018 7:50 PMRejecting JaredIn 2016, Trump insisted he wasn’t trying to get a top security clearance for his son-in-law, Jared Kushner. See? Now it’s finally true.
Feb. 28 2018 9:11 PMHeal Thyself, Dana LoeschThe NRA’s spokeswoman is a capable spin doctor. But she can’t live up to her own media criticism.
Feb. 26 2018 8:32 PMDissing Dianne FeinsteinWhy is a lioness of the Senate being spurned by the California Democratic Party?
Feb. 22 2018 9:15 PMWho Can Check Big Tech?­­­Can the companies who build our smartphones and run our social networks be regulated? Or will they have to regulate themselves?
Feb. 20 2018 9:12 PMFree Money CityOnce bankrupt, Stockton, California, will soon test the effects of universal basic income.
Feb. 16 2018 8:42 AMWhich Side Are You On?What the Quinn Norton fracas and the latest Twix bar marketing campaign have in common.
Feb. 13 2018 7:55 PMSpoon-Fed by the FedsThe White House’s fiscal 2019 budget would cut food stamp funding and tell its recipients what to eat.
Feb. 9 2018 8:00 PMDumb About DeficitsAdam Davidson tries to heal our debt of understanding.
Feb. 7 2018 7:47 PMThe Longest War Is LostSteve Coll paints a bleak picture of America’s military involvement in Afghanistan. Pakistan has a lot to do with it.
Feb. 5 2018 9:04 PMPhil Rosenthal Eats the WorldThe TV writer’s food obsession started with chopped-up garlic.
Feb. 1 2018 1:42 PMLBJ, ReconsideredWithout Lyndon B. Johnson’s presidency, there would be little welfare state for the GOP to undercut in the first place.
Jan. 30 2018 7:17 PMWhen All the Jobs Are GoneAuthor Amy Goldstein went to Janesville, Wisconsin, to see how people coped when their local economy vanished. In short: It’s really hard.
March 9 2018 8:14 PMNorth Korea Is Setting the Table    And we should be worried that president Trump will have a seat and be himself.
March 7 2018 8:31 PMGuns, ControlledNew York State (and NYC) are shining models of how to cut gun violence.
March 5 2018 8:44 PMBen Carson’s Not Worth the OutrageHis “dining set” fiasco is small potatoes compared to the ongoing disaster that is the Trump administration.
March 1 2018 7:19 PMWatching for a BacktrackTrump’s concessions on immigration didn’t last a week. Will White House staff swoop in to revise his comments on guns, too?
Feb. 27 2018 8:17 PMThe Abbreviated Highlight Reel of Stacey DashToday, in “Congressional Candidates Who Cannot Possibly Win.”
Feb. 23 2018 6:24 PMDon’t Fall for ItArming educators is a recipe for disaster. It’s also an utterly unserious proposal.
Feb. 21 2018 8:29 PMThe World Is Coming Up RosesWar, murder, poverty, and disease: They're all trending downward here on planet Earth.
Feb. 16 2018 8:33 PMBan the AR-15It’s a no-brainer: Taking the mass killer’s weapon of choice off store shelves would save lives.
Feb. 14 2018 8:58 PMRunaway Military SpendingAre we hiking the defense budget mostly out of habit?
Feb. 12 2018 9:04 PMDon’t Call It a White House Shake-UpThis is the Trump administration at rest. Chaos is its equilibrium.
Feb. 8 2018 8:40 PMIs the Iran Deal a Dud?Slate’s Joshua Keating says our focus on Iran kept us from putting out fires across the Middle East.
Feb. 6 2018 10:03 PMAmerica AdriftIan Bremmer says the “America First” doctrine could work, if it were implemented like a long-term strategy—but that’s not happening.
Feb. 3 2018 8:59 AMPhilly vs. BostonBoth cities have a reputation for being obnoxious. But which is worse?
Jan. 31 2018 9:44 PMWe Still Have No U.S. Ambassador to South KoreaThe Trump White House nixed a well-qualified candidate who discouraged a preventive military strike against North Korea.
Jan. 29 2018 8:03 PMThe Scholarly Kareem Abdul-JabbarThe NBA great sees #BlackLivesMatter as a continuation of the civil rights era that shaped his youth.

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