A CNN interview this weekend provided a case study in the mendacious ways this White House defends itself.
The president’s allies were looking for vindication—but were led astray by their reliance on a closed information system.
With the president in an agitated state, preoccupied with his legal troubles, this is no time for war.
The retiring House speaker played a huge role in shaping today’s GOP.
It may be a counterintuitive gambit, but Republicans are betting it will pay off.
Mid-century politicians envisioned ideologically defined parties—but failed to anticipate today’s hyper-polarized environment.
The country’s independent media has largely been stifled. One of its remaining voices explains what it’s like to try to hold an aspiring strongman to account.
The president is used to getting his way by bluster and intimidation, but the strategy that once worked for him is now working against him.
The president is surrounding himself with familiar faces from his favorite cable-news network—but may not find in them what he seeks.
Congressional Republicans and conservative pundits had the chance to signal to Trump that his attacks on law enforcement are unacceptable—but they sent the opposite message.
For the most verbally belligerent president in history, Trump’s comments about Russia’s nerve-agent attack have been conspicuously weak.
The specific timing of the move—following the secretary of state’s split from the president to condemn a Russian attack in the U.K.—raises questions about its motive.
A normal White House would have rushed to its ally’s defense by now.
There are three ways the president might turn—and his choice will force clarity about his administration’s direction.
It is far more ruthless and determined to protect its power.
Yascha Mounk says the rise of populism isn’t over yet.
Cyril Ramaphosa has vowed to clean up the country. His early appointments send an ambiguous message about whether he can.
This president isn’t the first to embrace a “trade war” to bolster his populist credentials—but in the end, it’s ordinary people who will bear its cost.
David Frum questions the “self-indulgent permissiveness” of Republican gun law.
Trump’s gravest responsibility is to defend the United States from foreign attack—and he’s done nothing to fulfill it.