Michael Tracey

Politics

The inevitability of impeachment

Even Amash, Mueller and Sanders agree

By Michael Tracey

Russia

Maria Butina: jailed for the crime of being Russian

She’s a political prisoner, caught up in the mess of the Mueller probe

By Michael Tracey

Politics

Why Bill de Blasio is running for president

Sometimes it’s not about winning. With Blaz, it rarely is

By Michael Tracey

Politics

Why Joe won’t blow it

The Obama/Biden legacy is his not-so-secret weapon

By Michael Tracey

Politics

The madness of the Democratic impeachment crusade

Can Pelosi withstand the pressure from collusion truthers to her left?

By Michael Tracey

Politics

Robert Mueller pursued every avenue to dispel the collusion myth

His report is a thorough debunking of media conspiracy theories

By Michael Tracey

Politics

The soiling of Julian Assange

In 2016, Trump professed ‘love’ for WikiLeaks. Where is that love now?

By Michael Tracey

Politics

‘Boom!’: an autopsy of the media after the Mueller bombshell

Dunking on Rachel Maddow may be fun, but she’s far from the sole perpetrator

By Michael Tracey

Politics

Stacey Abrams gave a dignified response to the debauchery of the SOTU

The Georgia Democrat looked eminently sensible

By Michael Tracey

Politics

Could Bernie bashers propel Sanders to the nomination?

Barring some unforeseen catastrophe, he’s obviously running

By Michael Tracey

Media

BuzzFeed, ‘BOOM!’ and the Russiagate bombshell

Why it’s always worth waiting a full day before passing judgment

By Michael Tracey

Art

Twenty years on from The Sopranos

‘People have been calling me Big Pussy for 20 years!’

By Michael Tracey

Internet

The battle of Bernie and Beto

Already the press are eager to show that O’Rourke unites where Sanders divides

By Michael Tracey

Russia

In defense of Maria Butina

It seems entirely plausible that her biggest crime was networking

By Michael Tracey

Art

Why has late night swapped laughs for lusting after Mueller?

Going after Trump is the least subversive act in comedy

By Michael Tracey

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