For generations, American presidents have vowed to use their power to spread freedom around the globe. But the president-elect is set to break with that precedent.
Two sets of statements tell radically different stories about who was being attacked, and why.
David Friedman is the president-elect's latest high-level appointee with little substantive experience, but who looks like the kind of person who might possess it.
In 1948, a reactionary candidate rode a wave of racial and economic resentment to power in South Africa—a reminder that moral progress does not always move forward.
Ideological and civilizational conservatives united in opposition to the Soviet Union, but divide on whether Putin’s Russia is a totalitarian enemy, or a defender of the Christian west.
His paranoid style paved the road for Trumpism. Now he fears what’s been unleashed.
The Republican Party long insisted that the troubles of the inner city were cultural—but rather than apply the same logic to struggling blue-collar communities, Trump blamed their problems on external forces.
The founders envisioned electors as people who could prevent an irresponsible demagogue from taking office.
The president-elect’s answer on abortion is telling, if contradictory.
Downplaying the racist views of Trump supporters is an evasion of the facts.
Liberal democracy is worth fighting for, even in the age of Trump.
By hiding their support for Clinton out of fear, some of America’s most prominent GOPers are making a Trump win more likely.
Trump’s refusal to say he would accept the election results will ensure negative coverage for the final three weeks of the election, and with good reason.
The Republican nominee has advertised his disregard for the constitutional limitations on the president's authority.
By sidestepping Trump’s messages on foreign policy and trade in Tuesday’s debate, the vice-presidential nominee ignored the choices GOP voters made in their primaries.
Conservatives have put families and communities at the center of their conception of a better America—but they’re notably absent from the Republican nominee’s account.
Journalists need to perform “theater criticism” of debates as well as grade policy proposals; the trick is keeping them separate.
A former speechwriter for the president says he’s voting for Trump, but he doesn’t seem very familiar with what the Republican candidate actually believes.
The New York Times responds to a candidate who breaks all the rules by discarding some of its own.
Hillary Clinton’s candidacy has provoked a wave of misogyny—one that may roil American life for years to come.