The Ruthlessly Effective Rebranding of Europe’s New Far Right
How populism took a continent.
How populism took a continent.
Astronomy, history, and spirituality collide at the summit of Hawaii’s Mauna Kea.
The Vice President’s days in Indiana.
“A love letter to my new country.”
Over eight years, through millions of letters, the staff of the White House mailroom read the unfiltered story of a nation.
As the snow tires rumbled on the highway beneath us, a neo-Nazi "troll army" was several days into attacking the Jewish people of Whitefish on Spencer's behalf, based on a belief that some Whitefish Jews had recently tried to run Spencer and his mother out of town. Details about what actually happened between the town and the Spencers were in short supply, and, among the neo-Nazi troll brigades, anti-Semitism was in abundance.
A Washington tribe expelled 306 of its members. They’re not going quietly.
"There is a real danger here that this maneuver can harshly backfire, to the great benefit of Trump and to the great detriment of those who want to oppose him."
Chris Barry was born into Washington D.C. royalty. He died alone, essentially homeless, just a year after losing a race for his father’s former seat.
“You know, you’re a nasty guy,” he said. “You’re really a nasty guy.”
Stephen Reed was “mayor for life” in Harrisburg, PA. Now he’s going to trial on 114 counts of bribery, theft, and fraud.
An investigation into how “Mr. Putin, a student of martial arts, had turned two institutions at the core of American democracy — political campaigns and independent media — to his own ends.”
A report from inside the FBI.
Leaking from the inside, leaking from the outside.
A history of the first African American White House—and of what came next.
A talk given in Berlin on November 10th, two days after the American presidential election:
'Sometimes it is put far more explicitly, like so: “You were such a champion of ‘multiculturalism.’ Can you admit now that it has failed?” When I hear these questions I am reminded that to have grown up in a homogeneous culture in a corner of rural England, say, or France, or Poland, during the 1970s, 1980s, or 1990s, is to think of oneself as having been simply alive in the world, untroubled by history, whereas to have been raised in London during the same period, with, say, Pakistani Muslims in the house next door, Indian Hindus downstairs, and Latvian Jews across the street, is thought of, by others, as evidence of a specific historical social experiment, now discredited.'
A conversation with Vasily Gotov:
"Russia undoubtedly celebrated the reports in American media about its activities. They want to instill doubt. They want to be part of the agenda. They want to penetrate our media culture. Russian penetration is dramatically overstated in American media, but that only serves them better. It creates the impression that they're more powerful than they are. That discussions like this are necessary at all is a tremendous win for Russia."
When you quite literally have no health insurance options.
The movement at Standing Rock.
For decades, the United States and Britain’s vision of democracy and freedom defined the postwar world. What will happen in an age of Donald Trump and Nigel Farage?
The night America elected Donald J. Trump president, 38-year-old Richard B. Spencer, who fancies himself the “Karl Marx of the alt-right” and envisions a “white homeland,” crowed, “we’re the establishment now.” If so, then the architect of the new establishment is Spencer’s former mentor, Paul Gottfried, a retired Jewish academic...
Fidel Castro, the fiery apostle of revolution who brought the Cold War to the Western Hemisphere in 1959 and then defied the United States for nearly half a century as Cuba’s maximum leader, bedeviling 11 American presidents and briefly pushing the world to the brink of nuclear war, died on Friday. He was 90.
Thinking about the right thing to do, now and in the imaginable future.
Today, Abraham Lincoln’s lifelong struggle with clinical depression would be a political liability. Back then, it was the key to his presidency.
Travels through post-election America.