The Political Scene
March 15, 2021 Issue
What Is Happening to the Republicans?
In becoming the party of Trump, the G.O.P. confronts the kind of existential crisis that has destroyed American parties in the past.
By Jelani CobbMarch 8, 2021
November 2, 2020 Issue
The Republican Identity Crisis After Trump
This Presidency poses stark questions about the ideological future of both parties.
By Nicholas LemannOctober 23, 2020
October 12, 2020 Issue
Inside the Lincoln Project’s War Against Trump
Progressives are wary of the conservative group hammering the President, but its founders say they’re fighting for all Americans.
By Paige WilliamsOctober 5, 2020
September 28, 2020 Issue
The Legal Fight Awaiting Us After the Election
The aftermath of November’s vote has the potential to make 2000 look like a mere skirmish.
By Jeffrey ToobinSeptember 21, 2020
July 20, 2020 Issue
The High-Finance Mogul in Charge of Our Economic Recovery
How Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin became one of the most consequential policymakers in the world.
By Sheelah KolhatkarJuly 13, 2020
July 6 & 13, 2020 Issue
Why the Mueller Investigation Failed
President Trump’s obstructions of justice were broader than those of Richard Nixon or Bill Clinton, and the special counsel’s investigation proved it. How come the report didn’t say so?
By Jeffrey ToobinJune 29, 2020
June 29, 2020 Issue
What Fiona Hill Learned in the White House
The senior fellow at Brookings and expert on modern Russia had hoped to guide the U.S.-Russia relationship. President Trump had other ideas.
By Adam EntousJune 22, 2020
March 30, 2020 Issue
The Trials of a Never Trump Republican
The lifelong conservative Sarah Longwell has been hoping for the President’s downfall, but he has proved immune to every scandal. Will the coronavirus pandemic be any different?
By Susan B. GlasserMarch 23, 2020
March 9, 2020 Issue
The Man Behind Trump’s Facebook Juggernaut
Brad Parscale used social media to sway the 2016 election. He’s poised to do it again.
By Andrew MarantzMarch 2, 2020
December 23, 2019 Issue
Pete Buttigieg’s High Hopes
The Presidential candidate wants to win over disaffected Republicans. But can he unite Democrats?
By Benjamin Wallace-WellsDecember 16, 2019
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