It isn’t enough for a commander in chief to invite friendly academics to dinner. The U.S. could avoid future disaster if policy makers started looking more to the past.
Embracing white nativism in the 1990s turned the California GOP into a permanent minority. The same story may now be repeating itself nationally.
It happened gradually—and until the U.S. figures out how to treat the problem, it will only get worse.
One way or another, there will be a Trump on Pennsylvania Avenue next year.
Readers respond to our April 2016 cover story.
Narcissism, disagreeableness, grandiosity—a psychologist investigates how Trump’s extraordinary personality might shape his possible presidency.
Eugene Puryear explains why Sanders isn’t revolutionary enough.
Readers respond to our March 2016 cover story and more.
Readers weigh in on our January/February cover stories.
What campaign-finance reformers can learn from the NRA
Reflections on Jeffrey Goldberg’s interview with President Obama and our April issue
The U.S. president talks through his hardest decisions about America’s role in the world.
Why the author has become so much less prolific over the past 17 years
U.S. presidential candidates are steering the country toward a terror trap.
Republicans may have a lock on Congress and the nation’s statehouses—and could well win the presidency—but the liberal era ushered in by Barack Obama is only just beginning.
The GOP planned a dynastic restoration in 2016. Instead, it triggered an internal class war. Can the party reconcile the demands of its donors with the interests of its rank and file?
Obama’s effort to fix an overextended foreign policy is a lot like Nixon and Kissinger’s.
Nick Hanauer is on an unusual mission.
Early U.S. presidential polls have tended to be wildly off-target. There’s no reason to think this time is different.
The New York City mayor has some big ideas, but they may be too much too fast.
How Steve Penley went from an outcast painter to a GOP darling
Why Americans tend more and more to want inexperienced presidential candidates
The Supreme Court justice may have left a stronger legacy off the bench.
American politicians are now eager to disown a failed criminal-justice system that’s left the U.S. with the largest incarcerated population in the world. But they've failed to reckon with history. Fifty years after Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s report “The Negro Family” tragically helped create this system, it's time to reclaim his original intent.
The Founders misread history and established a dysfunctional system of government. A case for a little less reverence.