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Nov 9, 2016, 2:50am EST
  • May 11, 2017

    A Nixon biographer explains how Trump compares

    Trump’s backlash politics, attacks on the press, and thin skin seem awfully familiar. And the scandals?

  • February 28, 2017

    It’s official: the Trump administration will “pull back” from investigating police abuses

    Obama’s Justice Department uncovered horrible abuses at police departments. Trump’s attorney general said they’ll “pull back” from such investigations.

  • February 16, 2017

    Trump says American allies should spend more on defense. Here's why he's wrong.

    Doing "burden sharing" wrong.

  • February 14, 2017

    The first immigration raids of the Trump era, explained

    Both fairly standard and newly terrifying.

  • February 9, 2017

    Jeff Sessions, Trump’s attorney general, will be a massive setback for civil rights

    A man who once allegedly said the KKK “was okay until I found out they smoked pot” will guide the nation’s top law enforcement agency. But he said he was taken out of context.

  • February 2, 2017

    What psychology teaches us about opposing an unpopular president

    Trump’s best hope is to convince opponents he’s more popular than he actually is.

  • February 1, 2017

    President Obama flouted legal norms to implement Obamacare. Now Trump may go further.

    Did President Obama hand the ACA’s enemies a weapon by over-relying on executive power?

  • January 31, 2017

    Trump's order on the deportation of undocumented residents, annotated by an immigration law expert

  • January 31, 2017

    The incompetence displayed by Trump's immigration orders will be terrifying in a crisis

    Worse than a crime, it’s a mistake.

  • January 30, 2017

    Trump’s “refugee ban” — annotated by a former top Department of Homeland Security lawyer

    A close analysis of Trump’s executive order.

  • January 27, 2017

    Yes, Trump could bring back torture. Here’s how.

    Torture is terrible. Yet a draft of a new executive order suggests Trump might bring it back anyway.

  • January 25, 2017

    The wall is the least aggressive part of Trump’s executive actions on immigration

    The biggest single-day changes to immigration policy in recent memory.

  • January 24, 2017

    Donald Trump’s Supreme Court shortlist is reportedly down to these 3 men

    Here we go.

  • January 24, 2017

    Donald Trump and the emoluments clause, explained

    A new lawsuit argues Trump is already in violation of the Constitution. Here’s how.

  • January 24, 2017

    Reports: Trump’s team orders a temporary freeze on EPA grants

    Trump has the agency on complete lockdown as he prepares to drastically reshape US environmental policy.

  • January 23, 2017

    It's a lot harder to fight lies about invisible things

    Crowd sizes are visible. The worrisome Trump lies will be about invisible things.

  • January 23, 2017

    Donald Trump’s plan to cut Medicaid spending, explained

    Trump’s HHS pick would reduce the program’s budget by $1 trillion over the next decade.

  • January 21, 2017

    The Carter Scenario: how Trump's victory could fall apart

    Trump looks poised to pass his agenda through Congress. So did Jimmy Carter.

  • January 20, 2017

    You’ll learn more about Trump by looking at his new website than listening to his speech

    This is the real agenda.

  • January 20, 2017

    7 paths the Trump presidency could take

    He’s president. What happens now?

  • January 20, 2017

    Trump's new website has 2,200 words on his agenda. Obama started with 25,000.

    Trump doesn't sweat the details, and boy does his new website show it.

  • January 20, 2017

    Trump’s White House site promises to end the “anti-police atmosphere” in America

    The revamped WhiteHouse.gov features a dark and aggressive take on policing.

  • January 20, 2017

    Trump took down the White House climate change page — and put up a pledge to drill lots of oil

    It’s a stark reminder that big changes in energy policy are on the way.

  • January 20, 2017

    The 4 most powerful people in Washington are white men again

    Is this part of “make America great again”?

  • January 20, 2017

    Republican nativism helped turn California blue. Trump could do the same for the whole country.