The former first lady was notably eager to learn about people she didn’t understand—and recognize she might have been wrong about them.
Here are some items from the news that barely break the consciousness-barrier, amid the Kavanaugh confirmation fight and other chaos…
Because these details tend to get lost in the froth, let’s pause to note two extraordinary steps Donald Trump took…
A growing number of defense attorneys are becoming filmmakers, producing documentaries for an audience of one: the judge.
Dogs, cats, and other animals that were left behind, or caught in the storm, are being rescued and cared for by owners, neighbors, and first responders.
Even though Florence has been downgraded to a tropical depression, much more rainfall and flooding have been predicted for already hard-hit regions.
Two days ago, Paul Manafort made his plea-bargain deal with Robert Mueller’s federal investigators. As part of the terms, he…
The most cynical decision George H. W. Bush made as president was to nominate Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court…
Governor Ricardo Rosselló describes how opportunity can be created for the island in the wake of Hurricane Maria.
Some of tribalism's worst impulses, such as demagoguery and scapegoating, are beginning to permeate American politics.
Political enthusiasms are running high around the country.
In 1858, Abraham Lincoln warned that America could not remain “half slave and half free.” Today, the country remains divided by racism—and the threat is as existential as it was before the Civil War.
As participation in civic life has dwindled, so has public faith in the country’s system of government.
Democracy has taken a beating under President Trump. Will the midterms make a difference?
Back during the 2016 campaign, I put out 152 installments of the Trump Time Capsule series, chronicling what was known…
More than a million people are under evacuation orders as Hurricane Florence slowly approaches the coast of North and South Carolina.
The Founders designed a government that would resist mob rule. They didn’t anticipate how strong the mob could become.
Amid assaults against the press and the rise of technology, democracy is in a fragile state. Can it overcome the challenges it faces?
Two very useful assessments of Bob Woodward’s mega-best-selling Fear, officially published today, are this one by Isaac Chotiner, in Slate…
A look at the construction and development of the new One World Trade Center, from cornerstone to present day, and how it has changed the skyline of New York City
A U.S. Army veteran and his Afghan translator took matters into their own hands—and saved each other’s lives.