Why Partisan Hostility Won’t End With Trump
The U.S. political system is designed for demonization and gridlock. Countries with proportional representation and parliamentary systems promote coalitions and cooperation among rivals.
Ahead of Biden’s Inauguration, a Solemn Eeriness Descends on the Capital
A maze of checkpoints stretches across Washington’s commercial and residential districts, webbed in caution tape and patrolled by thousands of troops.
The Quiet and Dangerous Way U.S. Politics Is Becoming Europeanized
Americans are aware that Democrats and Republicans have become polarized—but they’ve misunderstood how.
What South Africa Can Teach the United States About Repairing a Divided Society
Mature democracies don’t treat political opponents as wartime enemies.
Let a Thousand Parties Bloom
The only way to prevent America’s two-party system from succumbing to extremism is to scrap it altogether.
Mueller’s Bombshells Are About Putin, Not Trump
The special counsel’s report reveals a disorganized government with unclear lines of authority—and not just in Washington.
Make the Papal States Great Again
Italy’s most dangerous populists are the immigrant-hating Catholic fundamentalists of Forza Nuova.
This Is What $1.25 Million Dollars a Month Bought the Russians
A birthday card! An all-American trip! Tweets! Stolen American identities!
Republicans Are AWOL on Russian Election Meddling
The GOP's absence from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's report on Russian interference is sad and abnormal.
I Would Vote for (a Sane) Donald Trump
As Republicans and Democrats abandon the middle ground, America’s two-party system is due for disruption.
Key Figure Behind ‘Trump Dossier’ Stonewalled Senate Investigators
Glenn Simpson invoked his First Amendment rights to protect sources for salacious claims of collusion.
Watch: Here’s What Senior U.S. Officials Say About Russian Election Interference
Top intelligence and administration officials answer questions about the 2016 presidential election.
Could Trump Jr., Kushner, or Manafort Be Charged Under the Espionage Act?
If the meeting at Trump Tower feels to you like treason, that's probably because it may actually be espionage.
Trump Appears to Confirm He Is Under Investigation, Attacks DOJ
A Friday morning tweetstorm has Washington scratching its head.
Comey: Trump told ‘Lies, Plain and Simple’
The former FBI chief goes on the attack in his first public account of his firing, accusing the president of pressuring him to drop Flynn probe.
One Beiruti photographer went looking for America’s heart in 24 towns named for his homeland. This is his journey.
U.S. Probes Into Trump’s Russia Links, Kremlin Meddling Gain Two Heavyweights
The Senate investigation gains a former NSA lawyer. The FBI probe gets a veteran prosecutor.
Spy Chief Nominee Backs Probe Of Russia’s Election Meddling
In confirmation hearing, Dan Coates said Kremlin interference needs to be addressed.