Politics

silk

Diamond & Silk launch new podcast today

August 5, 2020 8:08 pm

Their first guest is Donald Trump Jr

satire

Are we living in the golden age of political satire?

August 5, 2020 2:21 pm

Late night hosts and comedians are hitting every slow, low Trump pitch over their plates out of the ballpark

vice

Who does Trump want?

August 5, 2020 1:45 pm

The President wants a Biden VP candidate who convinces diehard ideologues to stay home

trump

President Trump should bend — but not break — Big Tech

August 5, 2020 11:47 am

Going back to the media of 25 years ago would not go well for the President or for conservatives

U.S. President Donald Trump

Has Trump’s COVID-19 response really been so dire?

August 5, 2020 8:11 am

The truth is neither as good as the President makes out, nor as bad as his critics claim

burkean

Trump’s Burkean moment

August 5, 2020 7:50 am

American conservatives have endlessly lauded the beauty of capitalism to a generation who have no chance of buying their own home

soft bigotry

The soft bigotry of lowering exam standards

August 4, 2020 2:38 pm

The educational elite has found another way to keep black students down

civility

How to restore civility in politics

August 4, 2020 12:04 pm

Shrink state power so radically that policy disagreements would be akin to flyweight arguments over the merits of Coke vs Pepsi

arlington

Where the Arlington sidewalk ends

August 3, 2020 4:09 pm

County officials crack down on outdoor congregating

tiktok

The media’s TikTok blindspot

August 3, 2020 2:08 pm

Almost no journalist will write about why the Chinese app is a national security threat

peak biden

Have we passed peak Biden?

August 3, 2020 1:12 pm

The public are now focused principally on the economy — which is good news for Trump

taxi

Taxi cabs are New York’s right-wing safe spaces on wheels

August 2, 2020 11:55 am

Self-employment comes with the dangerously right-wing attributes of self-reliance and discipline

rbg

A look into the post-RBG world of American politics

July 31, 2020 4:01 pm

Spoiler alert: not much will change

funerals

Who deserves a funeral?

July 31, 2020 2:20 pm

Politicians have decided that celebrity affords them the right to override the onerous restrictions on funerals

big tech

Four main takeaways from the House’s Big Tech antitrust sideshow

July 30, 2020 5:55 pm

No one in Congress over the age of 50 should be sitting on a committee overseeing ‘Big Tech’

riots

Riots for thee, but not for me

July 30, 2020 4:21 pm

Not In My Back Yard

masochist

Has Trump turned you into a masochist?

July 30, 2020 3:21 pm

Today’s progressive kink is pain inflicted by the President

delay

Trump’s election delay tweet smacks of desperation

July 30, 2020 11:39 am

The strongman looks weak

troops

Trump’s troop move is a 21st-century strategy

July 30, 2020 11:27 am

The US should accept victory in Germany just as it should accept defeat in Afghanistan

delay

No, Trump can’t delay the election

July 30, 2020 10:10 am

The President cannot decree himself a longer term, on Twitter or anywhere else

ted wheeler

Tear gas Ted: the mayor manning Portland’s barricades

July 29, 2020 11:51 pm

Beyond the protests, he’s a case study in privilege

biden

The real Joe Biden: what would his presidency look like?

July 29, 2020 11:23 pm

Whatever he says or does, his lead in the polls keeps growing

kamala harris

Kamala Harris is an awful VP pick DRAFT DON’T PUBLISH

July 29, 2020 2:55 pm

Biden remembers who Kamala Harris is, right?

bill barr

The bewildering bombardment of Bill Barr

July 29, 2020 11:12 am

His would-be inquisitors in the Democratic party have succumbed to a virus far more toxic than the Wuhan flu

joe biden

Biden is not the president America needs

July 29, 2020 9:43 am

First, he is old. Second, he is old-school