Stories about Kremlin trolls and Moscow hacking U.S. elections are useful scapegoats to avoid the reality of America’s deep political dysfunction
In our divided society, with few unifying assumptions among different groups, politics has abandoned concrete proposals for the vague spiritual ideals of an administrative ruling class
The Mueller Report is an unmitigated disaster for the American press and the ‘expert’ class that it promotes
The sordid history of famous feminists shaming victims of sexual abuse
In an excerpt from Ehud Barak’s ‘My Country, My Life,’ the former defense minister discloses the debate over Israel’s attack plan, and a fateful conversation with President Barack Obama
New information casts the dossier he allegedly authored in a new light
For his poignant and intrepid rebuke of the American media’s obsession with a false narrative
It might seem like a conspiracy theory on the surface, but a closer look reveals some troubling connections
Why Trump is no Nixon, and why this political scandal is so much worse than that one
Getting Trump elected was not Putin’s goal. The Kremlin just wanted to sow discord and delegitimize the United States’ democratic institutions. Mission accomplished?
How the once-sturdy institutions of our democracy—the press, the intelligence community, political parties—have been used to legitimize a conspiracy theory, and why those theories are so hard to disprove
A word that used to be tinged with condescension and snark has been rehabilitated as a marker of female solidarity
From a New York Jewish liberal to everyone on the other side: Our differences are real, but so are our similarities.
‘I was struck by the fervent hatred many Sanders supporters maintained for Hillary Clinton.’
‘In retrospect, I clearly ignored too much of my own anecdotal evidence.’
‘Here was this smart-ass Jewish intellectual from New York City who became friends in the Army with a Missouri farmer [and] an Indian bootlegger.’
American Jews are far too familiar with oppression, beginning with the story of Exodus. When faced with a choice of two presidential candidates—one of whom has run on a nationalist, xenophobic platform—the choice is clear.
[Updated] Part Five: Two Queens boys turned presidential historians on opposite sides of America’s great political divide, on what just happened, keeping things in perspective, and the power of the rule of law