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    Shannon Stapleton / Reuters

    The Kids Are for Bernie

    Sanders’s youth movement is powered by the energy of the new campus left. What does it believe?

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  • Video

    Are Polls Less Relevant Than Ever?

    Our advice: Take everything with a grain of salt.

  • News

    Gaffe Track: Trump Gets Catty

    The candidate: Donald J. Trump, the classiest candidate The gaffe: Discussing Ted Cruz’s opposition (in most cases!) to waterboarding…

  • News

    Gaffe Track: Robotic Rubio Strikes Again. Robotic Rubio Strikes Again.

    The candidate: Marco Rubio The gaffe: With the press and rivals hounding him about the tendency to repeat canned…

  • Newsletter
    Elise Amendola / AP

    The Edge: Benchwarmers Gear Up for a First-in-the-Nation Primary

  • Faith Ninivaggi / Reuters

    Who Lives in New Hampshire, Anyway?

    A short profile of the Granite State, where voters play an outsized role in choosing presidents.

  • Supreme Court

    How Much Care Do Presidents Have to Take?

    In United States v. Texas, the Supreme Court has put forth a question on the definition of the take-care clause, which in the past been difficult to decipher.

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    Mike Segar / Reuters

    Careening to the Finish in New Hampshire

    Candidates played true to form as voters head to the polls for the first-in-the-nation primary.

  • Authors
  • Emmanuel Polanco

    Where Have You Gone, Annie Dillard?

    Why the author has become so much less prolific over the past 17 years

  • Mike Segar / Reuters

    The 2016 U.S. Presidential Race: A Cheat Sheet

    Can Donald Trump actually win? Did Marco Rubio stall out at the debate? And who will drop out next? What to watch in the New Hampshire primaries.

  • Health
    Kevin Lamarque / Reuters

    The White House's Plans for Zika

    The Obama administration wants Congress to quickly approve more $1.8 billion in funding to fight the virus, as crucial research into vaccines is already under way. 

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    Alas, Bernie Sanders Was Not in The Rocky Horror Picture Show

    Every campaign produces a few outrageous howlers, but this image, which Snopes says is circulating on Facebook, has to be…

  • 2016 Distilled

    Rubio's British Doppelganger: Ed Miliband

    Marco Rubio’s “robotic” performance during Saturday night’s Republican debate was bad, yes. But it wasn’t unprecedented. To recap…

  • Next America: Communities
    David Zalubowski / AP

    Why U.S. Latinos Are Difficult to Poll

    ​Researchers often struggle with language barriers and low response rates among these voters.​

  • Former Government Officials on Hillary Clinton's Emails

    On Friday I argued that the Hillary Clinton email “scandal” was a more-smoke-than-fire phony scandal, this era’s Whitewater. On Saturday…

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    Win McNamee / Getty

    Bill Clinton Goes on the Attack

    The former president’s heated assault on Bernie Sanders is a reminder of how the Clintons have long reacted to any opposition.

  • Criminal Justice

    The Enduring Solidarity of Whiteness

    Black poverty is fundamentally distinct from white poverty—and so cannot be addressed without grappling with racism.

  • Rick Wilking / Reuters

    The Triumphant Return of Chris Christie

    Humbled by his struggling presidential campaign, can the once-mighty New Jersey governor vault back into contention after Saturday’s debate?

  • 2016 Election
    Susan Walsh / AP

    Bernie Sanders's Problem With Democrats

    Will the Democratic Party nominate a candidate who hasn’t been a member of their party, and who has long denounced it?

  • Scott Morgan / AP

    What the Middle Ages Show About Women Leaders

    Medieval rulers employed multiple styles of leadership—defying the simple binaries of contemporary stereotypes.

  • Track of the Day: 'Joan of Arc'

    Another reader gets the new series rolling: “Joan of Arc” by Arcade Fire is way too perfect…