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The Bully in Chief Reemerges
President Donald Trump’s grand plan to demolish Joe Biden at tonight’s first presidential debate was a shockingly simple one: ...
A Disgusting Night for Democracy
But for tonight I’ll say this was a disgusting moment for democracy. Donald Trump made it so, and Chris Wallace let him. I ...
Why Is Uber Begging Me to Vote?
Uber recently announced that it is giving all its employees Election Day off to make sure they can vote, but that ...
The Health-Care Fight Republicans Can’t Afford
There’s a reason Donald Trump has never produced a health-care plan that protects consumers with preexisting medical ...
A Debate Is Much More Than a Fact-Checking Exercise
When Donald Trump and Joe Biden take the debate stage in Cleveland tonight, many in the audience will want the moderator, ...
I Worked on 5 SCOTUS Confirmation Hearings. Rushing the Process Will Be a Disaster.
There is simply not enough time for a meaningful Senate process, and a confirmation without such a process erodes yet one ...
Gillian Flynn Wants You to Question Everything
So Flynn fans might be surprised to find that Utopia, her new Amazon series, follows an ensemble of conspiracy theorists who ...
Vaccine Chaos Is Looming
The COVID-19 vaccines furthest along in clinical trials are the fastest to make, but they are also the hardest to deploy.
Trump Just Lost Control of the Game
His tax returns dispel all his pretensions to wealth and sacrifice, and his reelection campaign is running out of time.
The Fox News Powder Keg
Even Fox News couldn’t decide. Just after 8:30 p.m. on November 8, 2016, Fox’s Chris Wallace tried to articulate what the ...
The Tedium of Trump
No matter how many crazy things happen, the fundamentals are the same: The president is a greedy racist and misogynist who ...
What Matters in Tonight’s Debate
Commission on Presidential Debates, or the networks, or anyone except the candidates and parties themselves. Many people ...