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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Jan. 15 2019 7:18 AMThe Compromises That Create Kremlin Double AgentsBribery or blackmail? Pick your poison.
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Jan. 3 2019 1:08 PMNo Sir, Romney Doesn’t Like ItBut why is he talking tough about Trump now?
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Dec. 20 2018 10:58 AMA Foxhole in the CyberwarA roundtable discussion on Russia, info tech, and what Trump truly wanted from the country’s oligarchy.
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Dec. 11 2018 1:47 PMThe Depths of Disinformation in 2016A play-by-play of what first helped bury the Trump-Russia story.
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Dec. 5 2018 8:00 PMThose ’80s Moments That Politicized TrumpWe explore why the Trump-Russia story goes back decades.
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Nov. 28 2018 8:00 PMWhodunit? Solving Trumpian Mysteries With A.G. of Mueller She WroteWe go deeper into the weeds on Paul Manafort, Russian oligarchs, and Oleg Deripaska.
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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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Jan. 10 2019 8:30 PMBeacons Through Autocratic GaslightingThis is how the tactic distorts your view of objective truth.
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Dec. 24 2018 4:00 PMExplaining Trump to Young AdultsWe chat with the author of the Trump YA biography Unpresidented.
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Dec. 18 2018 6:00 PMTrump’s 2013 Deal With Aras AgalarovAfter making known his intentions to run for the U.S. presidency, Trump went to Moscow and signed with “Putin’s builder.”
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Dec. 8 2018 9:50 AMAnd Now, James ComeyPondering his testimony and complexities.
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Nov. 30 2018 8:30 PMIt’s All About MogilevichHow Trump Tower is like WeWork for the mafia.
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Nov. 26 2018 7:01 PMTrump’s Ex-Associates Hit the CourtsCatching up on George Papadopoulos, Jerome Corsi, and Roger Stone.
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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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