America’s left and right are radicalizing each other, and the precedents from overseas are deeply unsettling.
To raise doubts about the Democratic nominee, right-wing-media smears don’t even need to make sense.
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse wants to curb the influence of dark money on American politics—and for good reason.
While the U.S. is distracted, China is rewriting the rules of the global order.
The president knows what Mussolini knew: Some audiences crave images that offer false reassurance and over-the-top displays of power.
A citizen’s guide to defending democracy
The president is the single biggest reason why many Americans distrust science, the electoral system, and one another.
The need to defy reality on the president’s behalf is pushing his appointees beyond the point of reason.
Fixating on the open Supreme Court seat will provoke a culture war.
The disastrous West Coast fires may influence the political debate far less than images of violence amid protests in Portland, Oregon, will.
The former FBI agent Peter Strzok worries that Americans will never learn the full story about Trump’s relationship with Russia.
Stsiapan Sviatlou is in the business of showing his countrymen how not to be afraid.
The electorate is split into separate information bubbles. But unconventional messengers, appeals to patriotism, and even jokes can reach voters who don’t want to listen.
The origins of Putin’s worldview—and the rise of Russia’s new ruling class
The president is deploying the kind of performative authoritarianism that Vladimir Putin pioneered.
At some point, her Reaganite optimism slowly hardened into something better described as a form of apocalyptic pessimism.
The president and his party ginned up fear of LGBTQ people—and rode that strategy to reelection.
The president’s mindless nationalism has come to this: Americans are not welcome in Europe or Mexico.
Under the president’s control, U.S.-funded broadcasters could turn into a presidential propaganda machine.
As protests multiply, uncertainty abounds—and Trump is using it to frighten Americans far from any violence.