For 161 years, magazine contributors have written about the gravest dangers and darkest hours for America’s political institutions.
The assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. led directly to hip-hop, an era of black American culture, politics, and art that is often contrasted with his legacy.
For all the visible damage the president has done to the nation’s global standing, things are much worse below the surface.
The nominee for defense secretary may well be qualified for the job—even a lot of Democrats think so. But in this administration, there’s a limit to anyone’s influence.
If Mark Sanford runs against Donald Trump, he’s doomed—for reasons that have nothing to do with the Appalachian Trail.
When the 2020 candidates publish op-eds in outlets like Essence, their choice of venue is just as important as what they write.
Trump-administration officials are using a two-word phrase as a rhetorical Swiss Army knife on the world stage.
President Trump denied that his tweets—telling several congresswomen of color to go back to the countries “from which they came”—were racist. Plus: a 2020 sleeper issue.
With his attacks on Democratic women of color and his threats to undocumented immigrants, President Trump has only one small audience in mind.
The 2020 candidates are casting Trump as a threat to democracy. Their challenge will be to demonstrate to voters that the danger is real and affects their daily lives.
Many of the MSNBC moms and energized youths at the annual Netroots Nation conference have already settled on their top candidate—with a surprising second choice.
Alexander Acosta’s exit gratifies those who wanted him gone for his role in the Epstein plea deal. But the president’s advisers fear how more turnover reflects broader turmoil within the administration.
Nightmarish allegations against the well-connected financier show why so many Americans let their imagination run wild when it comes to elite corruption.
Amy McGrath will try to do what Beto O’Rourke couldn’t: Remove a high-profile Republican from a deep-red state.
To avoid repeating the errors of 2016, the party is training young people of color to be campaign organizers for the eventual Democratic nominee.
The U.S. has long warned about encroaching Chinese influence around the world. And it’s touching America’s closest allies.
Several 2020 candidates are proffering moral and policy arguments for providing coverage, but the politics of the move are another matter.
The Italian interior minister has been linked to Russian money. It’s just the latest crisis he’s brushing off.
The former U.S. ambassador Thomas Pickering on the state of diplomacy in the Trump era
Trauma surgeons describe gun violence as a public-health crisis.
But no one can agree on just how many. Now lawmakers are introducing a bill to change that.
Biden’s message may be tilted toward the future, but its overarching theme will be the reclamation of past glories squandered by the present president.
The British ambassador’s critique was precisely the variety Donald Trump can’t stomach.