He’s moved to establish his dominance of his party, of Congress, and of the media. Now, he turns to the nation.
The Russian leader tries to claim the role of senior partner in relationship with the U.S.
On the meaning and implications of the country’s first true businessman president
John Paul Rollert
The Michigan billionaire’s confirmation hearing was heavy on partisanship and light on substance.
A questionnaire from the president-elect’s transition team asked whether the extraordinarily successful PEPFAR had become a “massive, international entitlement program,” and whether it was worth the investment.
Most presidents view inaugural addresses as a rare opportunity to appeal beyond “the base.” This was base-only.
How his social media feed compares to political communication in past administrations
Andrew McGill, Daniel Lombroso, and Alice Roth
Both mainstream and alternative doctors help patients avoid or delay vaccines. Trump’s rhetoric might empower them further.
William Jennings Bryan, the populist presidential hopeful, warned of an “epidemic of fake news” in his day.
Ottessa Moshfegh, the author of the novel Eileen, opens up about coping with depression, how writing saved her life, and finding solace in an overlooked song.
Her marriage broken, her house dismantled, Rachel Cusk has broken apart her fiction, too, remaking it in new ways.
Readers recall the often long and harrowing process of becoming a naturalized citizen of the United States.
Age can’t keep these senior track and field athletes from the finish line
Emily Anne Epstein
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