US Politics

oligarchy

Same old same old

July 26, 2020 10:50 am

Politics is less bedeviled by the age of the parties’ leaders than by the staleness of the parties’ programs

purple pill katie herzog

Purple podcasters

July 24, 2020 2:44 pm

The sensible center drives the woke to the edge of reason

obama

Obama’s disappearing legacy

July 24, 2020 11:56 am

What exactly did he achieve?

trump demise

Predictions of Trump’s demise may yet again be premature

July 24, 2020 11:13 am

It’s actually surprising Trump isn’t farther behind Biden in the polls

kanye
economist

The Economist should be more like Walt Whitman

July 23, 2020 12:51 pm

The paper’s election modeling betrays an undercurrent of anxiety

fake news

If a video is viral, who cares if it’s fake?

July 23, 2020 10:05 am

Welcome to the age of unreality

mcmaster

How Britain can tame China

July 23, 2020 9:18 am

The UK has a critical role to play in countering aggression

open letters

Open letters have become ransom notes

July 23, 2020 1:18 am

Online diatribes decry a university’s shabby racial record and issue the now-standard list of demands

putin

Putin plans to make the West destroy itself

July 22, 2020 11:52 pm

Chaos and division is the real goal for Russia

applebaum

Am I still friends with Anne Applebaum?

July 22, 2020 11:27 pm

The UK edition of her new book carries the subtitle ‘The Failure of Politics and the Parting of Friends’

gretchen whitmer

Gretchen Whitmer’s white fragility

July 22, 2020 6:43 pm

The Michigan governor is mandating implicit bias training for healthcare workers during a pandemic. Why?

margaret sanger

Planned Parenthood finally grapples with Margaret Sanger’s racist past

July 22, 2020 6:01 pm

The admission, while bland, marks the strongest sign to date of a shift in rhetoric for the 103-year-old organization

hannity

Who’s right — Tucker Carlson or Sean Hannity?

July 22, 2020 1:18 pm

Or was it all just a big misunderstanding?

utopia

Silence isn’t violence

July 22, 2020 9:51 am

Why escapism is better than utopianism

china

How liberal globalism went bankrupt

July 22, 2020 8:45 am

Slain by the dragon

kamau marshall

Biden’s comms director doesn’t hate women — but he does suck at his job

July 21, 2020 5:54 pm

What would you expect from a Director of Strategic Communications?

fox news

The crumbling lawsuit against Fox News

July 21, 2020 3:27 pm

The latest claims against the network are riddled with basic factual errors

mask

Trump shouldn’t wear a mask

July 21, 2020 2:53 pm

He ought to be taking a stand on this issue

biden

What will Biden do?

July 21, 2020 11:48 am

Prepare for four more years of executive disappointment

A naked protester sits in front of police

LA Times thirsts after ‘Naked Athena’

July 21, 2020 8:58 am

It’s getting hot under Richard Read’s face mask

portland

Hell in Portland

July 20, 2020 8:15 pm

Weeks of government-sanctioned mayhem in the Rose City

america

Where can patriotic Americans find America?

July 20, 2020 7:35 pm

It is hard to identify safe spaces for those of us on the American right

joe biden hope change

EDITORIAL: Biden offers no change and no hope

July 20, 2020 10:10 am

Expect four more years of disappointment and stasis

black voters

Will black voters abandon the Democrats in 2024?

July 17, 2020 5:10 pm

Biden is struggling with black men and younger black voters