How Paul Ryan Convinced Washington of His Genius
Rise of the wonk.
Rise of the wonk.
The city’s radical pro-democracy movement faces a stiff test from Mainland China.
Donors all over America opened their wallets for his United States Navy Veterans Association. Politicians all over Washington posed for grip-and-grins with him. But not only was he not a legitimate fundraiser for military families—he wasn’t even Bobby Charles Thompson.
How doctors tried, and failed, to save President Kennedy.
“In my view, Trump wouldn’t be president if not for Bob.”
The ragged glory of female activism.
Sean Spicer and a new era in the briefing room.
A profile of former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara.
Yes to Bernie Sanders, Rihanna, and the Real Housewives. No to the pussy hats.
From Medusa to Merkel.
A profile of America’s new education secretary.
Stephen Bannon and Jeff Sessions, the new attorney general, have long shared a vision for remaking America. Now the nation’s top law-enforcement agency can serve as a tool for enacting it.
Computer scientist tycoon Robert Mercer is at the heart of a shockingly well-funded propaganda network.
On what lay behind Russia’s interference in the 2016 election and what lies ahead.
The many myths of Vladimir Putin.
"These young men seem to have no conception of the consequences of allying yourself publicly with the far right, even before their hero gets accused of endorsing pedophilia in public. Yiannopoulos has been good to them. They’re having a great time. Over the course of a few hours, I find myself playing an awkward Wendy to these lackluster lost boys as I watch them wrestle with the moral challenge of actually goddamn growing up."
"4chan value system, like Trump’s ideology, is obsessed with masculine competition (and the subsequent humiliation when the competition is lost). Note the terms 4chan invented, now so popular among grade schoolers everywhere: “fail” and “win”, “alpha” males and “beta cucks”. This system is defined by its childlike innocence, that is to say, the inventor’s inexperience with any sort of “IRL” romantic interaction. And like Trump, since these men wear their insecurities on their sleeve, they fling these insults in wild rabid bursts at everyone else. Trump the loser, the outsider, the hot mess, the pathetic joke, embodies this duality. "
A profile, months in the making, of now-former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
Feminism brought the opposition together for the Women’s March on Washington. But how long will that last, and how many converts can it win?
The hour-by-hour account of two Iraqis’ detainment and release.
One story of coming to America from the Soviet Union.
Trump’s Commerce pick and a government by, and for, the super-rich.
How populism took a continent.
Astronomy, history, and spirituality collide at the summit of Hawaii’s Mauna Kea.