The president regards the border as a lawless space, where courts have no purchase and the only thing that matters is strength of will.
Until it’s released to the public, the country will float in a state of suspended animation.
It wasn’t what the president’s former attorney said. It was how Elijah Cummings responded.
Jeff Bezos’s public stand might help more vulnerable victims.
The subjects of Robert Mueller’s investigation are cashing in.
It’s a big deal.
The health of the republic may seem imperiled, but this is in many ways a slow-moving catastrophe.
The administration’s quick disclaimer of responsibility for the death of Jakelin Caal Maquín highlights the limits of its emphasis on law and order.
The midterms showed that the president has a real political constituency—one that gerrymandering and voter suppression make it hard to defeat.
The Supreme Court nominee and his defenders proved unable to extend their awareness of injustice into empathy with Christine Blasey Ford.
Everyone wants to know: Did he do it? But there’s more people should be asking.
Trump said nothing new in Helsinki—but his remarks clarified and distilled into a single frame his appalling disregard for an assault on America.
A 2,500-year-old play illustrates the emptiness of the administration’s arguments about enforcing the law.
The president’s social-media missives regularly thrust observers into a state of disquietude—waiting to discover what he actually means, if indeed he means anything at all.
The Comey memos are more revealing than they seem.
The president deploys obfuscation as a political weapon, but both the Russia and Michael Cohen investigations show that facts really do matter in the courtroom.
As the Trump presidency approaches a troubling tipping point, it’s time to find the right term for what’s happening to democracy.