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The Soul of a New Machine

“Think what New York is and what the people of New York are,” declared Richard Croker, the machine's ruthless, rough-hewn leader. “They do not speak...

If Trump has lost Andrea Peyser... | New Republic

then it's hard to see how he pulls out a victory in November. It's hard to think of a person more inclined to vote for...

The Rio Olympics is turning into Dilma Rousseff's revenge.

Maybe this hasn't come through on NBC's tape-delayed infomercial of an exclusive broadcast, but the 2016 Summer Games aren't going over too hot in Brazil.

Who wanted to delay the Bin Laden raid so they could go to the White House Correspondent's Dinner?

Michael J. Morrell, who served as acting director of the CIA over two periods in 2012 and 2013, endorsed Hillary Clinton for president today. In...

Is it worse for Republicans to be associated or dissociated with ...

This is a bit like asking whether two angels can dance on the head of one pin, when that pin is melting in a pit...

Hillary Clinton's Plan to Trounce Donald Trump

Ottawa Citizen“What we heard in Cleveland last week wasn't particularly Republican,” Obama said, “and it sure wasn't conservative.” Contrast with Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid,...

Divine Punches

Here again his name should be replaced, perhaps by Stokely Carmichael or Huey Newton. Ali does belong with Dick Gregory ... This helped enormously when...

Mike Hubbard Had 100000 Reasons to Sell Alabama Out

On the witness stand, John Ross, who was executive director of the Alabama Republican Party when Hubbard was chair, testified that he voiced concern when...

Is Mike Hubbard the Most Corrupt Politician in America?

By Joe Miller .... The company is run by Brett Buerck, who fled Ohio in the early 2000s in the wake of a scandal that...

Is Mike Hubbard the Most Corrupt Politician in America?

The money was funneled through the RSLC to hide donations that would be politically toxic to conservative values voters in the Alabama GOP's base. (Politico...

The Hugo Awards are still a mess.

Before Paul went down, the Warriors round two matchup was a question mark—they're back to being heavy favorites now. Even without Curry, the Warriors are...

The hottest new trend for long-shot campaigns is VP short lists.

Ted Cruz remains a long shot for the Republican presidential nomination. So too does John Kasich. And on the Democratic side, Bernie Sanders isn't doing...

Bernie is learning the hard way that Hillary's support extends well beyond the Deep South.

Following his rout in New York last week, and in the face of a potential blowout today in five Northeastern states, Sanders may regret dismissing...

The world is still living with the fallout from Chernobyl.

Today marks 30 years since the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, in which ten tons of enriched uranium were released from a Ukrainian plant. In addition to...

That sexist article on conservative women being “so pretty” is actually a step forward for humanity.

As my colleague Gwyneth Kelly points out, this might be the best/worst line in its self-contradiction: “They are beautiful and stylish in the way French...

How Ted Cruz Became the Next JFK

This is Ted Cruz, the conservative firebrand who perturbs senators, actresses, and college roommates alike, a man so polarizing that Republican Representative Peter King told...

Rudy Giuliani says he'll vote for Donald Trump, then totally ruins Trump's negotiation strategy.

David Cameron says, oops, I did actually benefit from that offshore Panama Papers trust fund. For the past few days ... This revelation means that...

Lost in TRUMPLANDIA

It was February 8, the eve of the New Hampshire Republican primary, and I was surrounded by whirling white. “Thank you,” I said, shaking the...

Will Big Money Republicans Break the Democratic Wave?

An outbreak of anxiety among conservatives that Trump would be a toxic presence atop national ballots has led to an alternative financial strategy, The Washington...

Tired of having to cheer while his supporters beat protesters, Donald Trump preemptively removed 30 black students ...

According to the Des Moines Register, Secret Service agents escorted the students out of an auditorium at Valdosa State University on Monday afternoon, before the...

Justice Thomas just asked a question during oral arguments for the first time in a decade.

The case before him involves a federal law that prohibits people who have been convicted of domestic violence from purchasing and owning a gun. According...

Did a Secret Service agent just rough up a reporter at a Trump rally?

Holder, the 2013 Supreme Court case that gutted the enforcement mechanisms of the Voting Rights Act, came out of Alabama, which will make its Super...

Chris Christie just took his brand back from Donald Trump. (The brand is “jerk you root for.”)

When Christie ran for New Jersey governor in 2009, videos of him rudely dressing down hostile questioners went viral on the conservative internet. Glenn Beck...

Feminist Gloria Steinem says young women support Bernie because they want attention from boys.

...Not to over-generalize, but ... men tend to get more conservative because they gain power as they age, women get more radical because they lose...

Missing From Bernie's Revolution: Welfare Reform

For liberals holding out hope that the Clinton administration would mark a departure from a decade of conservative assault on the social safety net, welfare...

The Talent of Paul Newman

If that scene is not finely tuned acting–well understood, carefully planned, technically primed, then set ablaze with talent–the acting world is a lot poorer than...

Biblical scholars are arguing about whether Eve was created from Adam's penis ...

Zevit's philological theory didn't get a lot of attention when it was first published in the Biblical Archeology Review's September/October issue (title: “Was Eve Made...

Will Affirmative Action Live to Fight Another Day?

Huffington PostTwo years ago, Ed Blum brought Fisher to the Court, hoping for a ruling striking down race-conscious admissions programs and eliminating a practice that...

Up Next at the Supreme Court: A Challenge to Equality for All Americans

Ed Blum is not a lawyer. Instead, he recruits plaintiffs, hires counsel, and helps to finance litigation designed to move the law sharply to the...

Yes She Can

After the debate, Obama responded that hope inspired John F. Kennedy to put a man on the moon and allowed King to imagine the demise...

The GOP Is Finally Emerging From Trump Denialism

John McCain, a man of the party who nevertheless agreed to place Sarah Palin in line for the presidency, says he will support Trump if...

The GOP's Plan to Thwart the Paris Climate Conference

By Ben Adler ... The votes were nearly party-line, with three just Republicans (Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire, Susan Collins of Maine, and Mark Kirk...

They're Not Scientists

Other Republican candidates have taken a slightly different tack on climate: Yes, conservatives should accept the science, but they should be wary of drawing hard...

Why Stephen Harper Stooped to Rob Ford's Level—and Paid the Price

Toronto StarAccording to Paul Wells's The Longer I'm Prime Minister, the best book on the departing Conservative Party leader, he often goes over his speeches...

Why Stephen Harper Stooped to Rob Ford's Level—and Paid the Price

Toronto StarAccording to Paul Wells's The Longer I'm Prime Minister, the best book on the departing Conservative Party leader, he often goes over his speeches...

This Is What a Rapist Can Look Like, Actually

The young, white British student at Warwick University looks preppy, perhaps even conservative, if you choose to judge people by their appearance. It's clear that...

Liberals Are Wrong to Separate Race from Class

From Richard Nixon forward, the view that racism is inextricably linked to economic exploitation began a steady slide into oblivion, both because of the conservative...

National Review's Bad Conscience

In a much-derided article published last week, correspondent Kevin Williamson claimed that Senator Bernie Sanders is leading “a national-socialist movement, which is a queasy and...

Altruism Shrugged

William F. Buckley Jr., the conservative raconteur extraordinaire and founder of National Review once recalled Rand telling him, in the stylized drawl that he always...

Ornette Coleman, the Saxophonist Who Transformed Jazz

At that point, tenor saxophonists were the heavyweights; Chu Berry, Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young, Ben Webster, John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins were the Jack Dempsey, Gene...

The Deterioration of the Christian Right Is Imminent

At National Review, David French explained the phenomenon unwittingly in a piece about "Why a Huckabee Loss Would Be a Win for Religious Conservatives": "When...

America Doesn't Need Another 'Contract With America'—Not Even a Liberal One

It had a crystallizing effect for his party and for conservatives. It was a clear, sharp set of ideas about how to change America—in my...

The Language of the Unheard

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The conservative crowd co-opts his legacy to shame, asking why these Terrible Rioters don't just follow King's example. But what...

What Does England Want?

Hence, perhaps, the recent rapid succession of historically focused events: the honoring of Richard III, the celebration of the Magna Carta, and the publication of...

The Ghost of Cornel West

The American Evasion of Philosophy (1989) ingeniously pitched American pragmatism as a multiracial conversation that included Ralph Waldo Emerson, Du Bois, and Richard Rorty. And...

Have Pollsters Become Too Powerful?

David Cameron, Ed Miliband, and Nick Clegg cancelled their commitments and travelled to Scotland bearing inducements designed to halt the Yes surge. It has since...

Ted Cruz Shouldn't Be Ashamed of His Canadian Birthplace. It's a Lot Like Red ...

Eighty years of governance by two conservative parties has left its mark on Alberta, making it the home of a kind of fire-breathing conservatism more...

These Two World Leaders Are Laughing While the Planet Burns Up

The Sydney Morning Herald reported that Abbott was in Canada's capital with the intention of building a "conservative alliance among 'like-minded' countries" to try to...

This Is What's the Matter With Kansas

Sam Brownback, a genial U.S. senator best known for his ardent social conservatism, captured the governor's mansion with nearly double the votes of his Democratic...

Why Has the American Literary Canon Admitted So Few Historians?

Born between 1900 and 1920, the cohort included, among other luminaries, David Herbert Donald, John Hope Franklin, John Higham, Edmund S. Morgan, David M. Potter,...