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A Terrorist Attack in Manchester

What was it about an arena full of teen and preteen children and their parents, listening to an American pop singer, that so offended the man who detonated the bomb in Manchester last night? We don’t know for sure, although recent tragedies in Berlin, Nice, Paris, and London may give us strong suspicions. Show More Summary

Trump Chases His “Ultimate Deal”

Not so long ago, President Donald Trump had backers of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process worried and Israeli settlers and annexationists elated. Many were convinced that a change in U.S. policy toward Israel was imminent, not least...Show More Summary

The Seven-Year Saga of One Undocumented Student in Georgia

In 2013, after a legal battle that had already stretched on for three years, Jessica Colotl, a twenty-six-year-old paralegal who was born in Mexico and raised in Georgia, thought that her immigration troubles were finally over. In 2010,...Show More Summary

The World Is Running Out of Sand

The final event of last year’s beach-volleyball world tour was held in Toronto, in September, in a parking lot at the edge of Lake Ontario. There’s a broad public beach nearby, but few actual beaches meet the Fédération Internationale...Show More Summary

Trump’s Simplistic Strategy on Jihadism

Six days after the 9/11 attacks, in 2001, President George W. Bush went to the Islamic Center in Washington to dampen fears of a clash of civilizations between the Islamic world and the West. “The face of terror is not the true face of Islam,” he said. Show More Summary

Iran’s Moderates Win Election, but It Won’t Matter to Trump

Donald Trump arrived in Saudi Arabia this weekend to launch a new Middle East coalition designed to confront Iran just as Tehran announced the reëlection of President Hassan Rouhani, the man who dared to engage diplomatically with the United States. Show More Summary

Mexican Journalists Lose Another Colleague to the Drug War

In his last public remarks, made on a live television show, “El Almohadazo,” on Monday morning, the Mexican journalist Javier Valdez Cárdenas spoke by Skype with the show’s presenter, Fernanda Tapia. Their conversation dealt with issues...Show More Summary

Trump or Comey: Who’s the Real “Nut Job” Here?

The first four months of the Trump Administration have generated many real headlines that could have appeared first in a satirical publication such as the Onion or The New Yorker’s own the Borowitz Report. But the headline that appeared...Show More Summary

The Bogus Memos of the Trump Administration

A maddening type of official document has emerged as a tool of the Trump Administration. This document is short and inadequate to its stated task: providing a rational basis for a highly suspect executive decision. Often, the document contradicts the words or actions of the President himself.

The Lights Are Going Out in the Middle East

Six months ago, I was in the National Museum in Beirut, marvelling at two Phoenician sarcophagi among the treasures from ancient Middle Eastern civilizations, when the lights suddenly went out. A few days later, I was in the Bekaa Valley, whose towns hadn’t had power for half the day, as on many days. Show More Summary

Trump, Confucius, and China’s Vision

In the Chinese media, Jared Kushner’s name almost never appears without the title diyi n?xu, or First Son-in-Law. But, from a Chinese perspective, First Son-in-Law, as a job description, supersedes even Kushner’s official role as a senior...Show More Summary

What Kind of Loyalty Does a President Need?

In April, 1965, the leaders of India and Pakistan, nations then on the brink of war, cancelled meetings with President Lyndon Johnson, and L.B.J. thought he knew why. While flying to Texas aboard Air Force One, he huddled with his speechwriter, Dick Goodwin. Show More Summary

A Special Rule for Robert Mueller

Robert Mueller, the former F.B.I. director named to investigate the Trump campaign’s connections to Russia, will have broad discretion to prosecute any crimes he uncovers. But an equally important part of his mandate is lesser known: his duty to write a report on his findings.

The Single Greatest Witch Hunt in American History, for Real

It didn’t take long for our President to declare the appointment of a special counsel for the Russia inquiry “the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history.” Historical literacy has never been for everyone. Even the ancients complained of ignorance about the past and inaccuracies on the page. Show More Summary

What Will Become Of Roger Ailes’s Fox News?

Certainty has been the condition of the evening programs on Fox News for a generation, but on Tucker Carlson’s show on Wednesday night, which aired just a few hours after the Justice Department announced it had appointed a special counsel...Show More Summary

Listening to Sean Hannity

Sean Hannity often looks angry, although sometimes it’s hard to tell. Even when he’s content, he looks like someone who’s spoiling for a fight. That’s how he appeared earlier this month, after Fox News fired its co-president Bill Shine, a Hannity booster whose career had, in turn, been helped by Hannity’s success. Show More Summary

Robert Mueller: A Most Welcome Special Counsel

In a week of mind-bending political developments, there is finally some good news. On Wednesday evening, the Justice Department appointed Robert Mueller, a former F.B.I. director, as a special counsel to oversee the F.B.I.’s investigation into possible collusion between Donald Trump’s 2016 Presidential campaign and the Russian government.

Paul Ryan Keeps It All in the Family

The old-school Mafiosi are fading into the past, pale imitations of their pharaonic forefathers. As the late Murray Kempton, the greatest of all New York columnists, once wrote, “Where are the scungilli of yesteryear?” In the late nineties,...Show More Summary

Robert Mueller to Head Russia Probe: First Thoughts

On Wednesday, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced that Robert Mueller, a former director of the F.B.I., had been appointed special prosecutor to oversee the investigation into Russian meddling in last year’s election. The appointment follows the uproar caused last week by President Trump’s sudden dismal of the F.B.I. Show More Summary

The Comey Memo Creates a Dilemma for Republicans and Democrats

That deathly silence you hear is the sound of Republicans rushing to defend Donald Trump in the wake of allegations that he asked James Comey, the former F.B.I. director, to drop the Bureau’s investigation into Michael Flynn, the former national-security adviser.

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