The Gist
The Gist

This Storm Ain’t Brewing

Even if the courts let Stormy Daniels speak out, what could she say about Trump that we don’t already know?

March 20 2018 9:07 PMWill Democracy Survive Trump?Cass Sunstein had big thinkers write about the question, and they weren’t all optimistic.
March 16 2018 9:44 PMThe Year Groove Went MainstreamClosing out the decade, 1969 sent the sound of flower power and psychedelic pop to the top of the charts.
March 14 2018 10:30 PMThe Rogue at StateHow Rex Tillerson botched the one thing he could have done to improve the State Department and please Trump.
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.
March 19 2018 3:21 PMAre Receipts Toxic?How concerned should we be about receipt paper? Maria Konnikova helps us investigate.
March 15 2018 7:57 PMHot or Not: Presidents’ EditionWe’re talking looks, physique, and charisma.
March 14 2018 7:03 AMThe Heroes of ColombiaWhy do we know so much about Colombia’s narcos and so little about the people who risked everything to fight them?
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.