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'Terrorism Is Aimed at the People Watching'

Tabloid-style coverage of mass murder helps those intent on using violence to stoke fear.

The 25th Amendment Makes Presidential Disability a Political Question

Nothing in the text or history of the amendment is stopping the vice president, Cabinet, and Congress from determining that the president is “unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.”

American Presidents for Decades Secretly Recorded Their Conversations

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Richard Nixon, and others in between generated thousands of hours of audio from meetings and telephone calls. Is Donald Trump doing the same?

The Mick Mulvaney Budget Hits the Hill

It may be Trump’s proposal, but his first fiscal blueprint reflects the vision of the House Freedom Caucus co-founder, and the president has left the sales job to him.

"We Can't Walk Away From This Truth"

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu explains to his city why four monuments commemorating the Lost Cause and the Confederacy had to come down.

Trump's 'Inappropriate' Request to Intelligence Chiefs

The president reportedly attempted to enlist the head of the NSA and director of national intelligence to an effort to defend against the Russia inquiry.

Why New Evidence Suggests Big Trouble Ahead for Michael Flynn

The top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee says Flynn misinformed the Defense Department last year about foreign payments he received from a state-run Russian TV channel.

The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Give Peach a Chance

In a press release, the White House mistakenly wrote that one of President Trump’s goals for his trip abroad was to “promote the possibility of lasting peach.”

Michael Flynn Invokes the Fifth

President Trump’s former national security adviser won’t comply with the Intelligence Committee’s demand for Russia-related documents, his lawyers said Monday.

The Federal Prosecutors Backing Jeff Sessions on Mandatory Minimums

The National Association of Assistant United States Attorneys lobbied against the last major push for criminal-justice reform in Congress. Now their former president is working in the Justice Department.

The Supreme Court Finds North Carolina's Racial Gerrymandering Unconstitutional

The justices end a six-year fight over 2011 congressional maps that diluted black voting strength in the state.

How Trump Revived the Story About What He Told the Russians

The president’s assertion he didn’t reveal Israel as the source of intelligence he shared with Russia gives his critics ammunition.

The Danger of Letting Trump Politicize the FBI

The question isn’t whether a president can directly control the bureau—it’s whether other institutions, and the public, are going to let him get away with it.

Israeli Settlers Weren't Always So Religious—They Were Once Secular Hippies

The American Jews who moved to the West Bank thought they were living out the civil-rights dream, a new book argues.

The Punishing Reality of White House Investigations

Firsthand accounts from the Clinton White House during Kenneth Starr’s inquiry may offer a preview of what’s to come for President Trump’s staff.

Trump Complies Perfectly With the Saudi Line

The intolerance of the president’s Riyadh speech was the intolerance sanctioned by the other Gulf states: anti-Shiism, with frankly sectarian overtones.

Trump's Politically Correct Speech in Saudi Arabia

The president says wildly offensive things when the objects of his derision aren’t around, but crumples when he actually meets them.

Trump's Speech on Islam, Annotated

In an address full of religious references, the American president avoided the phrase "radical Islamic terrorism."

'A Mercy Move for Milwaukee'

As assistant secretary in the Department of Homeland Security, Sheriff David Clarke might have less direct authority than he wields over inmates in the county jails.

Franklin Graham Is the Evangelical Id

The famous preacher’s son embodies all the contradictions of Trump’s America.

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