Virginia Heffernan
Virginia Heffernan Virginia Heffernan

Virginia Heffernan is a contributing editor at Wired, a columnist at the Los Angeles Times, and a co-host of Trumpcast.

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Nov. 20 2018 9:27 AMTrump Cocoons Into His Bad MoodThe election losses weren’t good for his brand.
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Nov. 14 2018 12:05 PMIs Your Candidate Racist? Apply the Gillum Test.Following the GOP candidates’ amped-up, slippery-slope racism this election season.
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Nov. 5 2018 6:55 PMTrump: Mohammed bin Salman Is FineAs you vote, spare a thought for state-sponsored assassination.
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Oct. 24 2018 6:07 PMHealth and Human Services and Transgender ErasureWhat does the leaked memo mean for transgender civil rights?
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Oct. 19 2018 5:38 PMThe Midterm Elections Are Gonna Be LitKey district races we’re watching in New Jersey, Texas, and other states.
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Oct. 10 2018 6:05 PMVindication at Last?Franklin Foer on the resurfacing story of Trump and Alfa Bank.
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Oct. 3 2018 6:20 PMThe FBI Investigates KavanaughWho should they be talking to?
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Sept. 14 2018 12:58 PMRaising Red Flags and the Story of Our TimeHow the Trump story is illuminating the crimes that typically go unpunished.
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Sept. 7 2018 10:25 AMThe Brett Kavanaugh Hearings in the Shadow of a Chaotic White HouseAt the Senate it’s business as usual as the White House grows more and more dysfunctional.
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Aug. 22 2018 1:24 PMThe Cohen Plea and Manafort VerdictIf Michael Cohen does have more information on the president, he’s now freer to talk about it.
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Aug. 15 2018 11:40 AMOmarosa and Reality Show PoliticsWhat else could Omarosa be holding and how might it change the game?
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Aug. 7 2018 12:36 PMIs the Facebook Problem Unfixable?After the Internet Research Agency indictment, how has the company reckoned with the abuse of its system?
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July 20 2018 10:30 AMThe Pieces of the Mueller PuzzleIs the special counsel’s indictment of 12 Russian officers a corner piece in a potentially larger conspiracy?
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July 6 2018 11:36 AMLessons From South AfricaWhat the lead-up to apartheid can tell us about the beginnings of the Trump era.
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June 8 2018 4:18 PMOur Pardon-Giving President Perverts the PardonWho gets pardoned shouldn’t be about who you know and how it will affect your poll numbers.
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Nov. 19 2018 10:16 AMThirsting for IndictmentsThe election is over and so is Mueller’s quiet period. We read the tea leaves.
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Nov. 8 2018 10:13 AMThe GOP Loves Voter SuppressionWhy the GOP suppresses votes, and how it helps the party win.
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Oct. 29 2018 6:12 PMIn Brighter News: Paul ManafortCatching up on everyone’s favorite rat.
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Oct. 23 2018 10:28 AMWhere the Trump Tweets BeganHow Trump’s use of social media influences politics.
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Oct. 11 2018 7:00 PMTrump, Sheldon Adelson, Shinzo Abe, and CasinosA new ProPublica report delves into Adelson’s ties to the president, and what he’s getting from Trump.
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Oct. 5 2018 7:00 PMBenjamin Wittes Wouldn’t Confirm KavanaughThe Lawfare editor tells Virginia Heffernan why.
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Sept. 20 2018 1:51 PMFord’s Credibility and Kavanaugh’s LiesWill Christine Blasey Ford publicly testify? Should we expect that of her?
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Sept. 12 2018 11:58 AMThe New Trump RalliesIt’s becoming increasingly difficult to dress up abject failure.
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Aug. 29 2018 12:16 PMSDNY, the Trump Organization, and PardonsWhat does Allen Weisselberg’s immunity deal mean for the president?
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Aug. 20 2018 11:44 AMThe Outspoken John Brennan and What He Left BehindThe ex–CIA director goes further than most intelligence officials in his criticisms of the president, but is it too much?
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Aug. 9 2018 12:01 PMLearning From James Clapper’s Life in IntelligenceHe spent decades in intelligence and never saw anything as disturbing as the Russian election intervention in 2016.
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July 25 2018 6:50 PMCohen’s Basement TapesWill Michael Cohen’s leaked recording of his conversation with Donald Trump help or hurt his case?
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July 13 2018 8:04 PMMueller Indicts 12 Russian Officers; Trump Prepares to Meet Putin AnywayThe special counsel is laying the groundwork for more damning indictments.
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June 12 2018 6:11 PMClown YaltaTrump and Kim Jong-un both got what they wanted at the summit—press coverage and validation.
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June 7 2018 2:34 PMThe Black Widow, the Giant, and the Tallest Tower in EuropeWhat does an Olympic weightlifter have to do with the Russia scandal?

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