The Zen of Cohen
The raid of Michael Cohen’s office marks the beginning of the end of the Trump presidency, says Adam Davidson.
Comey Can’t ConfessOn his book tour, the fired FBI director still can’t square his pre-election blunders.
The Taint Team ComethThe cover-up is worse than the crime when you put Michael Cohen in charge of the cover-up.
Zuck EverlastingAnswering to Congress isn’t a good look for any CEO, but Facebook is politically important to the very people who will be asking the questions.
Kevin Williamson Dies by the SwordThe Atlantic’s hired-then-fired conservative writer fancies himself a provocateur. He provoked his way out of a job.
Shulkin Be Sulkin’David Shulkin got high marks from most fair-minded government watchdogs. Maybe that’s why he was fired.
Know Thy EnemyIf Trump wants to persuade North Koreans to abandon their nukes, he has to think like they do.
Hitler’s Art DealerHildebrand Gurlitt’s looted collection is open to the public, and museums are downplaying its sketchy history.
As Statues Fall, Racism StaysNew Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu on dog whistles, Confederate monuments, and besting the likes of David Duke.
Will Democracy Survive Trump?Cass Sunstein had big thinkers write about the question, and they weren’t all optimistic.
The Year Groove Went MainstreamClosing out the decade, 1969 sent the sound of flower power and psychedelic pop to the top of the charts.
The Rogue at StateHow Rex Tillerson botched the one thing he could have done to improve the State Department and please Trump.
It’s Regulation TimeDemocracy hijacked, data leaked, brains rewired—we’d be stupid not to rein in Facebook and its peers.
Clinging to Guns Is Our ReligionRepealing gun rights isn’t just a losing argument, it’s a doomed strategy.
On Conservative VoicesMagazines and newspapers are going to hire conservative columnists. That’s not a problem.
Corruption Just Isn’t TelegenicThe Kushners’ deal-making is under investigation, but that’s not drawing eyeballs like Stormy Daniels is.
Spies Are People Too The showrunners behind The Americans on what makes their Soviet protagonists deep, flawed, and heroic.
This Storm Ain’t BrewingEven if the courts let Stormy Daniels speak out, what could she say about Trump that we don’t already know?
Are Receipts Toxic?How concerned should we be about receipt paper? Maria Konnikova helps us investigate.
The Heroes of ColombiaWhy do we know so much about Colombia’s narcos and so little about the people who risked everything to fight them?