Why conservative evangelicals have lined up behind Trump
Comedy and tragedy in an age of political chaos
By antagonizing the U.S.’s neighbor to the south, Donald Trump has made the classic bully’s error: He has underestimated his victim.
California’s new attorney general, Xavier Becerra, prepares to battle Trump.
Sneering hosts have alienated conservatives and made liberals smug.
Why does the president want to undo the post–World War II order?
What the history of Republican infighting can teach us today
The culture war over religious morality has faded; in its place is something much worse.
Will the truth ever catch up with Trump’s most skilled spin artist?
He may well try to govern as an authoritarian. Whether he succeeds depends less on what he does than on how civil society responds.
Fox News’s former star has downplayed her full role in an ugly election.
The United States is coming to resemble two countries, one rural and one urban. What happens when they go to war?
The preconditions are present in the U.S. today. Here’s the playbook Donald Trump could use to set the country down a path toward illiberalism.
In difficult times, the work of explaining America to itself and the world becomes ever more crucial.
What Obama can learn from Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush
A history of the first African American White House—and of what came next
His paranoid style paved the road for Trumpism. Now he fears what’s been unleashed.
Americans are optimistic about the communities they live in—but not their nation. Why?
The outgoing president has resolved old problems and avoided new ones.
Staff Sergeant Anthony Anderson’s mission to name and shame people who pretend to be military heroes
The legendary and controversial statesman criticizes the Obama Doctrine, talks about the main challenges for the next president, and explains how to avoid war with China.
Readers respond to our September 2016 cover story and more
Avik Roy—a former adviser to Marco Rubio, Rick Perry, and Mitt Romney—wants to rescue conservatism from Trump’s divisive tribalism. But can he persuade his party to join him?
This election has divided Americans like few in history. Can the country put itself back together again?