As Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson Didn’t Follow the Script for Success
Don’t hate the player — hate the game.
American Democracy Is an Easy Target
Americans have become paranoid about foreign cyberattacks on their political system, but they have nobody but themselves to blame.
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.
Trump’s Systematic, Deliberate Deception Is an Impeachable Offense
The president cannot be excused just because he is a politician who feels entitled to play the game.
Scoops on Paul Manafort Raise New Questions About the Russia Investigation
People anticipating a swift end to this drama should temper their expectations.
The Trump Team’s Accusations Against Comey Are Prototypical Abuses of Power
They are particularly pernicious because of the White House’s attempts to involve the Justice Department.
Condoleezza Rice and Bob Gates Should Apologize for Endorsing Rex Tillerson
Too many Republicans these days are convincing themselves that private handwringing or wincing is an adequate response.
Our Missing President
Two crises in the past week demanded leadership of the singular sort that only the president can supply. Trump failed on both counts.
The Damage Limitation Presidency: Can Congress and the Adults Box in Trump?
Republicans in Congress have effectively given up on one of Trump’s signature goals.
The Trump Administration’s Leakers Deserve to Be Investigated
But Jeff Sessions might not be up for the job.
The House Judiciary Committee Is Hard at Work Investigating Reddit Conspiracies
“This is not a shitpost. This is real. Congressional investigation. Do it for America!”
Jeff Sessions Shouldn’t Resign. He Should Force Trump to Fire Him.
In what will probably go down as the single most important decision of his professional life, the attorney general made the right call.
Trump Should Fix Foreign Aid, But Not at the Expense of U.S. Interests
The country's international goals, not arbitrary budget decisions, should motivate its development strategy.
How Will Trump’s Attack Dogs Affect Mueller’s Russia Investigation?
The special counsel has a mammoth job, and the president has just warned him of what he long suspected: He may not have much time.
This is Not a Eulogy for John McCain
McCain fervently believes in the ennoblement of caring about something bigger than your own interests.
Trump Attacks Federal Law Enforcement With a Blunt Force Instrument
It should be patently clear to everyone that the president does not want an independent Justice Department.
John McCain Is a National Treasure
The Republican senator reflects the better aspects of what our democratic system can produce.
What Did Trump Know About His Son’s Meeting, and When Did He Know It?
The administration has resorted to slippery statements and obfuscations, but the truth is closing in around it.
The Defense of the FBI Against Donald Trump Has to Start Now
The president’s nomination of Christopher Wray as FBI director threatens permanent damage to the institution. It’s up to the Senate to stop him.