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What Mueller Found

In "What Mueller Found," Amy Davidson Sorkin writes about President Donald Trump's brush with accountability.

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22 Apr 2019

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House Cleaning

In "House Cleaning," Jelani Cobb writes about how the House is taking on Amerca's voting-rights problem. 

8mins

11 Feb 2019

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Not Working

In “Not Working,” Margaret Talbot writes about President Trump’s state of disunion. 

8mins

4 Feb 2019

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Lost in Translation

In "Lost in Translation," Amy Davidson Sorkin writes about Robert Muller's testimony.

8mins

29 Jul 2019

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Words and Wounds

In "Words and Wounds," David Remnick writes about how President Trump is bearing out Toni Morrison's warnings about the violence of language.

8mins

12 Aug 2019

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The Health-Care Defense

In "The Health-Care Defense," Amy Davidson Sorkin writes about the battle for healthcare.

8mins

15 Jul 2019

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No Going Back

In "No Going Back," Jelani Cobb writes about Trump's racist agenda.

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22 Jul 2019

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The Pros and Cons of Impeaching Trump

In "The Pros and Cons of Impeaching Trump," Adam Gopnik writes that real and reasonable arguments among congressional Democrats—and, indeed, among the public—range from the practical to the procedural.

8mins

11 Mar 2019

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Belligerence

In "Belligerence," Robin Wright delves into Donald Trump's four Iran options.

8mins

24 Jun 2019

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See Nothing

In "See Nothing," Amy Davidson Sorkin reports on the failure to see what Jeffrey Epstein was doing.

8mins

19 Aug 2019

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May Days

In "May Days," Jeffrey Toobin writes about Andrew McCabe count down to the Mueller report.

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25 Feb 2019

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Partners in Division

In "Partners in Division," David Remnick writes about the Trump-Netanyahu alliance.

8mins

15 Apr 2019

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Faking It

In "Faking It," Steve Coll writes about how, in attacking the media, the president has in many ways strengthened it.

9mins

4 Dec 2017

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No Rules

In "No Rules," Margaret Talbot writes about Trump, Barr, and the rule of law.

8mins

6 May 2019

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Barr Review

In "Barr Review," Jeffrey Toobin writes about attorney general William Barr's choices. 

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8 Apr 2019

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It's Mueller Time

The special counsel’s report is in, and other investigations are accelerating. And yet it is impossible to imagine the President changing his behavior, much less giving up his office. In "It's Mueller Time," David Remnick writes about what comes next, now that the report is finally out. 

8mins

25 Mar 2019

Rank #16

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Reality Shows

In "Reality Shows," Evan Osnos writes about Trump, Kim, Cohen, and the limits of the President's power. 

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4 Mar 2019

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The Threat to Roe

In "The Threat to Roe," Jeffrey Toobin writes about the abortion fight and the pretense of precedent. 

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20 May 2019

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What's The Story

In What's The Story, Steve Coll writes that the Attorney General’s summary reported no conspiracy, but serious newsrooms and journalists did the job they are supposed to do. 

8mins

1 Apr 2019

Rank #19

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Continental Shift

In "Continental Shift," Amy Davidson Sorkin writes about the European elections.

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3 Jun 2019

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