Drama in Alabama
Our man in Birmingham explains how Roy Moore went from political pariah to anti-establishment champion.
Can You Win as the Party of Purity?Dahlia Lithwick says Democrats are stuck in a downward spiral of doing the honorable thing and hoping Republicans will meet them halfway.
The Boys Club on the BusThey couldn’t keep their hands to themselves. But did they really put a thumb on the scales of the election?
A Founding Fathers BromanceThe on-again, off-again friendship between Thomas Jefferson and John Adams.
Is Neocon Nation-Building Done For?Elliott Abrams wants U.S. support for democracy in the Arab world.
The Anti-War Candidate Was Invented in 1968How a Minnesota senator’s campaign for president set the precedent for Bernie Sanders’ run.
People Power Beats the CourtsThere have been three big constitutional changes in our lifetime. How did they happen?
Prisons of ProfitPrivate prisons were billed as a way to bring innovation to incarceration, housing more prisoners for less money. They’ve failed.
Why Bush 41 Was the Anti-TrumpAs president, George H.W. Bush was tight-lipped, decorous, and self-abnegating—loath even to use the word I.
The Paradox of Black PatriotismA black former Navy commander considers peaceful protest in the age of Trump.
Talk Like a Pirate (Party) DayBirgitta Jónsdóttir explains what Iceland’s Pirate Party is all about.
Life Is Like PachinkoIt’s a popular game of chance in Korea. It’s also a metaphor for the Korean Japanese experience in Min Jin Lee’s swoonworthy novel.
The Problem With America’s RichIs the top 20 percent of the country hogging opportunities that would otherwise go to the middle class?
The Nazi-Busting Woman Erased by HistoryElizebeth Smith’s code-breaking genius helped America win two world wars, but the FBI took all the credit.
The Family ManLoudon Wainwright III reflects on his uneasy relationship with his father, now that he can “appreciate the difficulty of the job.”
About Last NightIf Tuesday’s election results were a canary in a coal mine, it’s a really expansive mine and a somewhat unreliable canary.
Get Inside the Brain of Michael RapaportHis views on New York sports teams, the sexual prowess of various athletes, and the basketball skills of Justin Bieber.
Putting Dr. Seuss on the CouchIt doesn’t take much to see the racial stereotypes in Theodor Seuss Geisel’s works. Does that mean we shouldn’t read them to kids?
Sen. Cory Booker Has a Message for Pot SmokersThe New Jersey senator says that if you’re not trying to make it legal, you’re part of the problem.