Thursday, February 25


How America Made Donald Trump Unstoppable

“In less than a year Trump has succeeded in turning the USA into a massive high school.”

Notes from the GOP campaign trail.

Monday, February 22


Single Women Are Now the Most Potent Political Force in America

“Women are not abstaining from or delaying marriage to prove a point about equality. They are doing it because they have internalized assumptions that just a half-century ago would have seemed radical.”
Excerpted from All the Single Ladies.

Wednesday, February 17


Sheldon Adelson Bets It All

The inside story of the megadoner and the Chinese casino money flooding our elections.

Monday, February 15


Women and Guns

Ten stories on guns, ranging from competitive shooting, to girl gangs in Chicago, to the sisters and mothers of mass shooting victims.

Tuesday, February 9


Chirlane McCray and the Limits of First-Ladyship

What two years in Gracie Mansion have meant for a woman who aspired to be the “voice for the forgotten voices.”


The Ponzi State

“Florida, in some ways, resembles a modern Ponzi scheme. Everything is fine for me if a thousand newcomers come tomorrow. The problem is…no one knew what would happen if they stopped coming.”

Saturday, February 6


The Plot to Steal the Color White From DuPont

How Walter Liew stole titanium white from DuPont on behalf of the Chinese government.

Wednesday, February 3


Can You Forgive Him?

“Be careful. The toe you stepped on yesterday may be connected to the ass you have to kiss today.”

A profile of the late Buddy Cianci, who was twice forced to resign as mayor of Providence after being convicted of felonies.

Thursday, January 28


The Unlikely Revolutionary

A father’s search for meaning and justice five years after his son was killed during the Tahrir Square uprising.

Wednesday, January 27


Ann Selzer Is the Best Pollster in Politics

The brains behind the uncannily accurate Des Moines Register poll.

Tuesday, January 26


Hillary Clinton Wants to Talk to You About Love and Kindness

It’s been 46 years since she gave her famous commencement address at Wellesley. What she was trying to say then—that politics is personal, that she believes in human connection above all else—she is trying to say again in 2016. Maybe she’s been trying to say it all along.


Baby Doe

Government agencies have been trying to protect children for nearly 200 years. They are still failing.