Only one of America’s major political parties relies on stoking hatred and fear against those outside its coalition.
The Republican Party’s future dominance of the Lone Star State, and the nation itself, relies on rigging democracy to its advantage. It won’t work forever.
The president and his supporters insisted that several thousand Honduran migrants were a looming menace—and the Pittsburgh gunman took that seriously.
The president has given the nation no reason to think his recent disavowals are sincere.
The president’s closing argument in the midterm elections lays bare the logic of his appeal.
The president’s praise for a congressman who assaulted a reporter is an act of desperation by a man contemplating the potential consequences of defeat at the polls.
A white policeman was convicted of murder in the killing of a black teen—an outcome that goes against the many forces aligned to prevent the officer from facing consequences.
The conflict over Trump’s Supreme Court nominee exposed the fast-eroding institutional barriers to the president’s authoritarian instincts.
President Trump and his supporters find community by rejoicing in the suffering of those they hate and fear.
The FBI report did Hill no favors. Will Christine Blasey Ford receive better treatment?
The accusations against Brett Kavanaugh—and his conspiratorial, partisan response—have made him a fitting champion for the party of Trump.
The conspicuous absence of the only other witness to an alleged assault committed by Brett Kavanaugh reveals a Senate hearing held in bad faith.
A National Rifle Association spokesperson says Botham Jean would still be alive if he’d had a firearm. But when African Americans legally bearing arms are shot by police, the organization’s media outlet doesn’t defend them.
The anonymous op-ed is dire. But does it describe a coup?
American democracy is imperiled by Republicans enabling the president’s authoritarian impulses, not by self-aggrandizing op-eds from anonymous bureaucrats.
The justices again appear poised to pursue a purely theoretical liberty at the expense of the lives of people of color.
The conviction of his former campaign chair and the guilty plea of his former personal attorney will not be the end of the president’s legal difficulties.
A pair of high-profile convictions implicate Donald Trump—but also serve as a reminder that only some people pay the consequences for systemic corruption in America.
A recent memoir from a former White House aide, Omarosa Manigault-Newman, has reignited interest in the possibility of a recording in which the president employs a racial slur for black people.
Susan Bro, whose daughter was killed during the white-nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, says that America has yet to confront prejudice in its past and present.