21 November 2016

David Brooks says conservatism has failed, but he misses the biggest reason: race

Zack Beauchamp


‘We Are in for a Pretty Long Civil War’

"He has been making arguments that he can't possibly believe, on behalf of the man he can't possibly believe in." To them, Pence made a pact with the devil, and says Wehner, "There should be consequences for that."

Julia Ioffe


16 November 2016

Republicans told their voters that politics is inherently evil. That stuck them with Trump.

Republicans set the stage for Trump not only by stoking Tea Party anger, but by convincing their constituents that the very idea of politics is repugnant, and only someone untainted by it could lead their party. And then they're amazed when the political neophyte they nominated turns out to have no idea what he's doing.

Paul Waldman


The Chris Wallace debate question that set off a firestorm

Ana Swanson


04 November 2016

Term limits are a bad idea

It's a nice fantasy that what Washington needs is a bunch of good old-fashioned common sense — common sense that can only come from people who aren't "career politicians." But the machinery of government is now incredibly complex. And the more we cling to the fantasy of electing uncorrupted political neophytes as saviors, the more we empower the lobbyists and bureaucrats who can accumulate a lifetime of experience and knowledge.

Lee Drutman


There Is a Conspiracy to Rig the Election, and Donald Trump Is Part of It

Forget the lurid fiction about voter fraud. Trump and the GOP are openly attacking the legitimacy of black voting.

Jamelle Bouie

02 November 2016

12 October 2016

Why WikiLeaks hates Hillary Clinton

Zach Beauchamp


How Breitbart Conquered the Media

Political reporters were taken aback by Hillary Clinton’s charge that half of Trump’s supporters are prejudiced. Few bothered to investigate the claim itself.

07 October 2016

What O. J. Simpson Means to Me

An Anniversary of Shame

Fifteen years after 9/11, we're still entangled in the bad decisions America made following the disaster. But some in the CIA say the whole thing could have been over in six months.

05 October 2016

26 September 2016

15 September 2016

Olympians Don’t Need a Tax Break

Adam Chodorow

Two out of three ain’t bad

The Mundell-Fleming trilemma:

A fixed exchange rate, monetary autonomy and the free flow of capital are incompatible, according to the last in our series of big economic ideas

The Economist

06 September 2016

There's a simple fix for Obamacare's current woes: the public option

Jacob Hacker


If we've learned anything from the news of Aetna's retaliatory withdrawal from the healthcare markets, it's that allowing these firms to remain in business in 2010 was a huge mistake.

Donald Trump’s strange speaking style, as explained by linguists

Tara Golshan


09 August 2016

20 July 2016