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Making a Killing

The argument moved down the block, and one of DiDonato's friends, a bartender named Thomas V. Kelly IV, lunged at the other group. He was...

The Woman Card

In 1859, Elizabeth Cady Stanton wrote to Susan B. Anthony, “When I pass the gate of the celestials and good Peter asks me where I...

Occupied Territory

Ryan, the Vice-Presidential candidate in 2012, is widely regarded in the G.O.P. as a policy intellectual and has fashioned himself as the guardian of conservative...

What Donald Trump Thinks Judges Are Good For

All were conservative, all were sitting judges, and many would surely appear on the lists of other prominent Republicans who might lead their Party. Trump...

Does Hillary Clinton Still Believe?

“People are attracted to him because Trump is a free man,” the conservative writer Michael Brendan Dougherty wrote perceptively last summer. By “free” he meant...

Sting of Myself

Soros, who has spent nineteen million dollars on the 2016 Presidential campaign, is regarded with suspicion by many conservatives. National Review has suggested that he...

Enter Left

In 1979, after Margaret Thatcher and the Conservatives had thrown Labour out of office, the Party moved to the left and ran, for a time,...

The Real Never Trump Campaign

“He once sent her a picture of herself with the words, 'The face of a dog,' “ Anderson Cooper says, over an image of Trump.

Mississippi, the Two-Flag State

When South Carolina's legislators voted to remove the Confederate flag from their state capitol in July, Mississippi seemed to be next in line, especially after...

John Kasich, Protest Candidate

As Jeb Bush abandoned the race, Mike Murphy, who ran his super PAC, lamented that there weren't nearly as many traditional Republican voters as he...

The Empire's New Clothes

Guo A is a counterrevolutionary—a conservative whose work rejects not just the austerities of Maoism but also the youthquake of the nineteen-sixties. She borrows her...

The Great Divide

They have a mountain of student-loan debt. They've ... Felicia Wong, the president and C.E.O. of the Roosevelt Institute, a leading progressive think tank, noted...

Father Mike

Jeremiah Wright, who befriended Pfleger in the eighties, told me that he aroused resistance from some conservative black clergy: “They wrote him off, never got...

The Party Crashers

In 1896, Puck printed a two-page color spread called “The Poster Craze in Candidateville”: a lanky Uncle Sam strolls down Presidential Avenue, inspecting posters for...

Donald Trump Stands by As His Debate Rivals Hit One Another

(The assumption was that Cruz, a religious conservative like Carson, would be the second choice for many of them.) Trump half-sneered at Cruz, but it...

Donald Trump's Hostile Takeover of the GOP

Four years later, when John McCain defeated George W. Bush in New Hampshire, many pundits argued that McCain's reform conservatism, which coupled a hyper-interventionist foreign...

Anthem of Freedom: How Whitney Houston Remade “The Star-Spangled Banner”

These were habits that Houston—having been shaped by traditional gospel and its conservative nature, and by her cousin Dionne Warwick's elegantly restrained performance style—largely eschewed.

Leap of Faith

Those who long for Franco Zeffirelli's sumptuously conservative production of Puccini's masterpiece, which the Met replaced with the austerely modernist Luc Bondy staging in 2009,...

The Mogul of the Middle

In a market suffused with pricey superhero films, Fogelson is betting on stories on a human scale. But he says, “If you ask, 'Can we...

A View from the Fringe

By 1968, Richard Nixon, a needle-threader extraordinaire, had captured the Presidency and cemented an identification with conservatism despite being loathed by the Birch leadership for...

Donald Trump Isn't a Fascist; He's a Media-Savvy Know-Nothing

In a blog post, Jonathan P. Baird, an administrative law judge, noted that the candidate is popular with white supremacists and other hate groups, and...

Helping Hand

Bandit's Shark Showdown's creators, Omar Ahmad, Kat McNally, and Promit Roy, work for the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and made the game in conjunction...

Justin Trudeau's Surprising Ascent

Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau campaigning with former Prime Minister Paul Martin in August. Credit photograph by Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty. For nearly a...

The Populist Prophet

One of the convention's listed sponsors was Koch Industries, and it was the first time I saw Sanders give a speech in which he did...

GOP Moneymen and Supporters Vote Scott Walker Off the Island

Since this week's show was set to compete with the Pope, who will likely be an even bigger draw, the producers moved it to Monday...

A Day Inside Glenn Beck's America

They were there at the invitation of the conservative radio and television host Glenn Beck, as part of a movement known variously as Restoring Unity,...

I'm Not Going To Dismaland

I'd like to be able to report that I've been to Dismaland, the latest prank installation by Banksy, which opened recently in the seaside town...

The Fearful and the Frustrated

Trump's fans project onto him a vast range of imaginings—about toughness, business acumen, honesty—from a continuum that ranges from economic and libertarian conservatives to the...

Death of a Prosecutor

With a large staff and a big budget, he cultivated relationships with American intelligence analysts, conservative think-tank experts, and the staff of Senator Marco Rubio,...

What Does Marriage Equality Have to Do with Dred Scott?

“They can do same thing that Abraham Lincoln did about the Dred Scott decision of 1857,” Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas, said, speaking...

The GOP's Ties to Extremism Go Beyond the Confederate Flag

Links between the C.C.C. and G.O.P. politicians emerged in 1998, when it was reported that Congressman Robert Barr, of Georgia, had delivered the keynote address...

Keynes Is Set To Lose the British Election, but Piketty May Win

That is the difference between the Conservative Party and the Labour Party.” To be sure, the two ... virtually no evidence. And many of the...

The Art of Billie Holiday's Life

John Szwed's brief but revelatory new book, “Billie Holiday: The Musician and the Myth” (Viking), which comes out this week—just under the wire for her...

The Nerd Hunter

Allison Jones, the casting director, was reading the scene with actors trying out for the Stewart role, who faced a decision: audition with a real...

How Harry Reid Changed the Federal Courts

They included Patricia Millett, Nina Pillard, and Robert Wilkins on the D.C. Circuit. For the first time in ... Through the Reagan and two Bush...

If Not Loretta Lynch, Then Who?

She seems to be more conservative than Holder. She is the daughter of a minister and a librarian, and it appears, from her many ...

Ayn Rand Comes to UNC

In 2013, the Republican governor, Pat McCrory, told William Bennett, a conservative talk-show host and former Secretary of Education, that the state shouldn't “subsidize” courses...

Tom Cotton's Influence

Megyn Kelly, of Fox News, reflecting conservative criticisms, asked Cotton what the point could be of corresponding with Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. (He said that “experts”...

Rudy Giuliani and the Meaning of Love

. By Amy Davidson ... Giuliani was speaking to, as Politico put it, “60 right-leaning business executives and conservative media types.” The President was less...

Testing Time

Jeb is more introverted and more ideological than both his father, George H. W. Bush, whose politics are driven more by personal associations than by...

Stephen Harper and the Question of Canadian Security

Yahoo News Canada (blog) Harper came to power in 2006, the head of a Conservative minority government that grew in 2011 to a majority. Though he...

The Obama Brief

If such a decision had been made earlier in Obama's tenure, lawyers for his Administration would have been left with a single, risky option: an...

The Intensity Gap

And yet, even as another conservative project, the defense of traditional marriage, is failing, the movement to limit abortion retains its momentum. .... She met...

The Female Bad Fan

“The Mindy Project” has gotten its share of flack during its three years: for some fans, chiding Mindy Lahiri for her behavior—for being selfish, cruel,...

Cassidy's Count: The Midterms

With less than four weeks until the midterms, I thought that it might be worthwhile to put together a map of the key Senate races,...

The Court's Green Light on Gay Marriage

It may also be that the liberals on the Court are not completely convinced that Justice Anthony Kennedy could be counted on to rule in...

Climate Trades

If the U.S. were to embrace a carbon-trading system (with emissions permits auctioned off to businesses) or even a carbon tax—ideas endorsed by both liberal...

The Supreme Court's Biggest Gay-Marriage Decision

A fifth vote would likely have been Anthony Kennedy, who votes conservative in some areas but not in this one. Bringing the country out of...

Big Spender

Rockefeller had a way of dealing with these tensions: on a trip to London, Smith writes, he went shopping—he loved shopping—and bought Henry Moore's “Seated...

Colorado School Board Votes to Ban Students

ARVADA, Colo. (The Borowitz Report) — A conservative school board in Arvada, Colorado, that earlier purged its history curriculum of materials it deemed unpatriotic has...