The Gist
The Gist

A Song You Can Graduate To

It will probably be about war. Because life is a war. Here’s your diploma.

June 20 2018 7:11 PMQuitters Can’t Be LeadersThe U.S. shouldn’t leave the U.N. Human Rights Council. It should work to make it better.
June 18 2018 8:39 PMOh, StephenIt’s hard to make the face of forced separation at the border look good.
June 14 2018 9:17 PMWhen Border Policy Crosses the LineMore than 11,000 children are in U.S. detention facilities since being taken from their migrant parents. Are tent cities next?
June 12 2018 8:09 PMSummit SkepticalDo lasting peace agreements hinge on warm & fuzzy friendships?
June 8 2018 7:51 PMComedians Can Be Well-Adjusted, Too         Very few comics have never been to therapy. Tom Papa is one of them.
June 6 2018 7:23 PMJames Clapper: Yeah, Russia Swung the ElectionNow that the former director of national intelligence is a private citizen, he’s making his opinion known.
June 4 2018 10:03 PMShots Fired, but Not ReallyYes, an “unindictable” president could commit whatever crimes he wants. But let’s not get carried away.
May 31 2018 9:07 PMFolks, We’re Talking About the C-WordOn Samantha Bee’s use of one of the English language’s very worst nouns.
May 29 2018 8:00 PMChris Gethard Can’t Fake ItThe impresario of The Chris Gethard Show explains his philosophy of entertainment: Be a little more real.
May 24 2018 7:19 PMDeal With Fake News Yourself, FacebookWe put the social media giant’s 10 tips on avoiding bogus stories to the test.
May 22 2018 8:33 PMGirls Rule, and Boys Think They Rule MoreIt’s science.
May 18 2018 7:55 PMBreaking Up Comedy’s Boys ClubNell Scovell, the co-author of Lean In, has a simple solution for getting more women into writers’ rooms, and it rhymes with “conclusion glider.”
May 16 2018 9:00 PMDisconnecting the Dots in IsraelThe deaths in Gaza this week are linked, however indirectly, to the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem. Try telling that to Fox News.
May 14 2018 8:05 PMDoes Your Face Need a Workout?I’m not raising my eyebrows maniacally, I’m *exercising.*
May 10 2018 6:13 PMThe Long, Long Road of Tiger WoodsPro golf’s biggest star is past his prime as an athlete. But as an individual, his best could be to come.
June 19 2018 8:02 PMPolarization NationIt’s not just about the issues: Fear, competitiveness, and tribalism all make it harder for Democrats and Republicans to get along.
June 15 2018 7:24 PMThe Heisenberg PresidencyPresident Trump’s uncertainty principle is his only principle.
June 13 2018 7:50 PMCup of CorruptionThe World Cup starts this week, despite FIFA’s rampant graft.
June 11 2018 10:44 PMG-7 HangoverTeam Trump’s damage control is as embarrassing as the presidential antics that occasioned it.
June 7 2018 8:47 PM#MeToo and McYogaThe yoga world is rotten with sexual assault and harassment, and Bikram Choudhury is the darkest example of that.
June 5 2018 8:24 PMSo You Think You Know About RaceMichael Eric Dyson on the civil rights era, his would-be woke students, and President Obama’s shortcomings.
June 1 2018 7:39 PMIt’s Not Just YouWe have grown weary of the uncertain tariffs, maybe-summits, and possible pardons.
May 30 2018 8:03 PMOur Trade Snore With ChinaThe Trump administration’s on-again, off-again tariffs.
May 25 2018 8:24 PMRatatouille Got It WrongThe nostalgia we feel around food is overrated. It’s not about the meal; it’s about what went with it.
May 23 2018 7:19 PMThanks for Protesting … Now StopIf the NFL has a good explanation for its intent to punish players who kneel during the anthem, it has yet to give it.
May 22 2018 9:03 AMTwo-Party ProblemsRepublicans and Democrats dominate political life in the U.S., and that bipartisan division didn’t evolve naturally. It was engineered.
May 18 2018 9:57 AMBecky Hammon’s Next Big ShotA woman almost became president, but a woman hasn’t yet become a head coach in the NBA.
May 15 2018 2:19 PMIntroducing Upon Further ReviewEpisode 1 of Mike Pesca’s new podcast on the great sports what ifs.
May 11 2018 9:55 PMWhy Putin MattersWhoever says history is bigger than any one person hasn’t considered Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin.  
May 9 2018 8:09 PMSome InterrogationHere are the questions Gina Haspel didn’t answer at her confirmation hearing to lead the CIA.