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JUST HOLD ANOTHER REFERENDUM

Rousseau did not believe that representative democracy was democratic. “The people of England regards itself as free; but it is grossly...

THE CRIMINAL-JUSTICE REFORM BILL IS BOTH HISTORIC AND DISAPPOINTING

Congress is on the brink of a first for the Trump era: the passage of a major piece of bipartisan legislation. It may also be the last....

 
 
 
Lucia Berlin's Art of Retelling

LUCIA BERLIN'S ART OF RETELLING

In a good short story, nothing happens until something happens, and makes you realize that actually something was happening all along....

TRUMP SHOULD FEAR INDICTMENT MORE THAN IMPEACHMENT

Friday's wave of court filings in the Russia investigation and the federal probe into the Trump Organization increased the likelihood...

 
 
 
A Killing Season

A KILLING SEASON

Mike Wallace sat in his pickup truck on a dusty back road near his farm outside Leachville, Arkansas, typing impatiently into his cell...

A Future With Less News

A FUTURE WITH LESS NEWS

“I think news is incredibly important to society and democracy,” Mark Zuckerberg told a group of editors and media executives in May....

 
 
 
The Head and the Load Is a Kaleidoscopic Tour of Africa's Colonial History

THE HEAD AND THE LOAD IS A KALEIDOSCOPIC TOUR OF AFRICA'S COLONIAL HISTORY

It begins with sirens, a weird greasy glissando creeping up the register then back down again. The sound is so familiar, but with a...

THE SUPREME COURT'S DOUBLE-JEOPARDY DILEMMA

The Supreme Court appeared hesitant on Thursday to overturn almost two centuries of precedents that allow state and federal prosecutors...

 
 
 

SLIM PICKINGS FOR THE DEMOCRATIC ESTABLISHMENT

By this time next year, dozens of Democrats will have declared their candidacy for president; by this time next year, it's possible...

THE TANGLED WEB OF SAUDI INFLUENCE IN WASHINGTON

At this point, the evidence that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman knew about-and likely ordered-the death of journalist Jamal...

 
 
 

NETFLIX WON'T SAVE PRESTIGE CINEMA

The best movie of the year is only playing in few theaters in New York City. Alfonso Cuarón's intimate yet epic Roma , the story of...

THE LAST DAYS OF ROOKIE

On the last day of November, Tavi Gevinson announced that Rookie, the online magazine for teenage girls she launched in 2011, was shutting...

 
 
 

THE DEATH OF THE WASP ELITE IS GREATLY EXAGGERATED

New York Times columnist Ross Douthat is using the death of President George H. W. Bush to mourn the caste the late president belonged...

Idra Novey's Troubled Activists

IDRA NOVEY'S TROUBLED ACTIVISTS

The women in Idra Novey's novels-activists, dissidents, and translators of fiction with high ideals-set out to do the right thing....

 
 
 

THE GOP'S LABORATORIES OF OLIGARCHY

In the classic comic strip Calvin and Hobbes, the titular characters occasionally play a game known as “Calvinball.” The rules are...

NEVER LOOK AWAY GRAPPLES WITH GERMANY'S PAST

Vergangenheitsbewältigung is one of those quintessential German words: a long, clunky amalgam of syllables and ideas that expresses...

 
 
 

OF LATE

I have my bed and I have my blanket she says slim tree blue spruce so old she reads the board: Today is Sunday lurch snap sky bled...

THE WHITEWASHING OF GEORGE H. W. BUSH

In the last few days, journalistic eulogies have abounded for George H. W. Bush, who died at the age of 94 on Friday night. It's established...

 
 
 
Who to Believe

WHO TO BELIEVE

One evening in January 2015, a mental health counselor named Foad Afshar met with a twelve-year-old boy inside his office in Concord,...

THE PASSING OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY

On Friday night, the family of former president George Herbert Walker Bush announced his death at age 94. Statement by the 43rd President...

 
 
 



Facebook says bug wrongly gave third-party apps access to photos of up to...

Facebook says bug wrongly gave third-party apps access to photos of up to 6.8M users

The breach occurred for 12 days in September. Read more ...

Ex-Trump lawyer: 'I knew what I was doing was wrong'

Ex-Trump lawyer: 'I knew what I was doing was wrong'

President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen says he bought the silence of two women because Trump was "very concerned" about how their stories of alleged... Read more ...

Here's Kate Middleton and Prince William's 2018 Christmas Card Portrait With...

Here's Kate Middleton and Prince William's 2018 Christmas Card Portrait With the Royal Kids

Louis has gotten so big! Read more ...

Jon Kyl Resigning As Arizona Senator After Replacing John McCain

Jon Kyl Resigning As Arizona Senator After Replacing John McCain

The state's GOP governor will need to name another replacement. Read more ...

Pastor catches flak for gifting wife $200K Lamborghini

Pastor catches flak for gifting wife $200K Lamborghini

A South Carolina pastor is dealing with a mix of harsh criticism and supportive praise after giving his wife a $200,000 luxury SUV for their eighth anniversary. Read more ...

On His Way Out, Walker Signs Laws Weakening Successor

On His Way Out, Walker Signs Laws Weakening Successor

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, just 24 days before he leaves office, signed a sweeping package of Republican-written legislation Friday that restricts early voting and weakens... Read more ...

Almost $40 billion has been erased from Johnson & Johnson's market value...

Almost $40 billion has been erased from Johnson & Johnson's market value, but JPMorgan says the selling is overdone

Johnson & Johnson plunged more than 9% Friday after Reuters reported the company has known "for decades" that some of its baby powder contained traces of asbestos. The selling... Read more ...

Homeland Security chief blames migrant girl's death on her family

Homeland Security chief blames migrant girl's death on her family

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on Friday blamed the death of a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl while in Border Patrol custody on her family for crossing illegally... Read more ...

Students sent home after Sandy Hook school receives threat on shooting...

Students sent home after Sandy Hook school receives threat on shooting anniversary

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Chris Christie asks Trump to take his name out of consideration for White...

Chris Christie asks Trump to take his name out of consideration for White House chief of staff

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said he is not interested in serving as President Trump's chief of staff on Friday. Christie, among several other individual under... Read more ...