US Politics

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How Ta-Nehisi Coates saved capitalism

September 25, 2018 5:43 am

The celebrated writer made social activism a lot less dangerous to the ruling class

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The Trump economy, like Obama’s, is a big, fat, ugly bubble

September 25, 2018 5:21 am

If the Democratic party were smart, or genuine, they would be going after the lies underlying today’s boom

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Rod Rosenstein survives another day in Crazytown

September 24, 2018 1:56 pm

The Deputy Attorney General has become the bête noire of House Republicans and Trump’s inner circle is clearly thirsting to oust him

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Ronan Farrow, chief inspector of the sex police

September 24, 2018 11:18 am

Is there nothing Senate Democrats won’t stoop to?

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Springtime for Woodward

September 24, 2018 6:07 am

Bob Woodward, in his own peculiar way, has used Trump as a vehicle to solidify establishment maxims

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The pro-Kavanaugh pundits who make him look guilty

September 24, 2018 5:47 am

What won’t help Brett Kavanaugh are the kinds of arguments that many right-leaning commentators have made over the past week in response to Ford’s claims

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The coddling of American journalism

September 22, 2018 6:49 am

The snowflakes aren’t melting as they get older and wiser. They now have jobs in publishing and media and are marching through the institutions they work for

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How Viktor Orbán duped the Brexiteers

September 22, 2018 6:45 am

Why are members of the old regime so attracted to the police institutions of the new illiberal states?

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When did the conservative moral outrage machine get so quiet?

September 21, 2018 3:59 pm

The Evangelicals who were triggered senseless by the Monica Lewinsky affair have been silent about Trump’s transgressions

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Is Rod Rosenstein proof that Trump is right to be paranoid?

September 21, 2018 2:58 pm

After the New York Times story, Trump is surely weighing a purge of the Justice Department

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Can nationalists of the world unite?

September 21, 2018 2:31 pm

Interests, not ideologies, seem to be the driving force behind nationalist movements worldwide

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Christine Blasey Ford has mastered the art of the deal

September 20, 2018 3:40 pm

Ford looks reasonable. It appears that she’s only asking for a few more days to prepare

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WATCH: Bigfoot stomps all over Congressman Erik Paulsen

September 20, 2018 11:44 am

A new political ad out of Minnesota is as searing – and side-splitting – as any in years

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The trouble with American universities: I talk to Jamie Kirchick

September 19, 2018 12:53 pm

Life’n’Arts podcast with the Brookings Institute fellow running for a seat on Yale’s board

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Actually, Donald Trump is a free trade hero

September 18, 2018 6:31 pm

Just speak to businessmen rather than the media

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Why Steve Bannon’s fireside chat with The Economist is so grimly watchable

September 18, 2018 2:13 pm

It appears that to allow Bannon to make any point (let alone win it) would be to risk the total and utter death of Zanny Minton Beddoes

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Thanks to Stormy Daniels, Trump’s problems are, well, mushrooming

September 18, 2018 11:49 am

Stormy Daniels vividly describes her sexual encounter with the President in her new book

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Status Cuomo in New York

September 18, 2018 9:44 am

...in the land the Democrats forgot

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With Christine Blasey Ford, the Democrats have descended to new lows in politicising justice

September 17, 2018 10:18 am

They tried the same thing when they wheeled out Anita Hill during the hearings on Clarence Thomas

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If Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination collapses, so might the GOP

September 17, 2018 4:06 am

Left-wing foes of Republican judicial philosophy would be encouraged by the GOP’s humiliation

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The curious case of Ron Unz

September 15, 2018 12:10 pm

The former publisher of The American Conservative is a case study in contrarianism gone haywire

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If Donald Trump hires only ‘the best people’ — why Paul Manafort?

September 14, 2018 4:04 pm

Any move Trump makes to protect Manafort is likely to damage further the GOP’s electoral prospects in November.

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Never mind Paul Manafort, the Mueller inquiry is the biggest scandal in US history

September 14, 2018 3:58 pm

Mueller’s activities are meant primarily to intimidate, pressure, and co-opt associates of Donald Trump in order to convince them to bear witness against him

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Boris Johnson summons the spirit of Churchill in Washington DC

September 14, 2018 5:15 am

‘The last thing we want is for us, the Brits, having made a momentous decision, to be drawn back into the tractor beam of Brussels.’