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How Reagan’s EPA Chief Paved the Way for Trump’s Assault on the Agency

On March 25, 1983, business was booming at Harry’s Liquor, Wine & Cheese, near the Environmental Protection Agency’s Washington, D.C., headquarters. EPA employees were in the mood to party. The agency’s top lawyer had just resigned, the latest casualty in a purge of political appointees. Show More Summary

Grierson & Leitch Episode 60: Beauty and the Beast and T2: Trainspotting

Grierson is out for a second consecutive week after having a polyp removed, so we are delighted to welcome the incomparable Christy Lemire, of and “What the Flick?!” and so many other places, as our guest host this week. Show More Summary

Amazing Disgrace

Back in August 2015, when Donald Trump’s presidential ambitions were widely considered a joke, Russell Moore was worried. A prominent leader of the Southern Baptist Convention, the nation’s largest Protestant denomination, Moore knew...Show More Summary

National Review in the Wilderness

Last Thursday afternoon, in a ballroom at the luxurious Mandarin Oriental hotel near the National Mall, President Donald Trump’s 31-year-old senior advisor Stephen Miller concluded a panel discussion on “Economics in an Age of Populism” with a matter-of-fact prediction about a new world order. Show More Summary

The Media’s Failure to Correct Republicans’ Obscene Trumpcare Lies

If the House Republicans pass the American Health Care Act this week, as House Speaker Paul Ryan predicts they will, it’ll represent a major triumph of dishonesty over plain, if slightly more complex, truths. At an obvious level, itShow More Summary

Chuck Berry Was More Than Just A Riff

The early history of rock music is littered with conscious-altering moments. Elvis swiveling his hips on The Ed Sullivan Show; Jayne Mansfield strutting to Little Richard in The Girl Can’t Help It; the plane crash that killed Buddy Holly,...Show More Summary

The Art of Paying Attention

This article is adapted from this year’s acceptance speech for the Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing, awarded by the National Book Critics Circle. Kurt Hutton / Getty Images Not too long ago I saw, on the internet, a photograph of a very small baby raccoon sitting on a road. Show More Summary

The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless White Mind

For MSNBC viewers who had the chance to watch Chris Hayes’s townhall special Bernie Sanders in Trump Country on March 13, nothing could have been more instructive in revealing why Red State America remains so committed to Donald Trump. Show More Summary

Mike Pence Is a Coward and a Hypocrite If He Doesn’t Save Public Broadcasting

President Donald Trump’s proposed budget would eliminate all federal funding for public broadcasting in America by the end of next year. That wouldn’t be catastrophic for NPR or PBS, which receive just a fraction of their funds from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Show More Summary

The Government’s Fraught, Overdue Effort to Redefine “Healthy” Food

Last week, at a Hilton hotel in a Maryland suburb near Washington, D.C., the Food and Drug Administration held a little-noticed public meeting with big implications for anyone who goes grocery shopping in America. Food industry representatives,...Show More Summary

The Abominable Legacy of Gay-Conversion Therapy

“I don’t believe anyone is really gay,” Joseph Nicolosi told the New York Times in 2012. “I believe that all people are heterosexual, but that some have a homosexual problem.” Nicolosi, a psychologist, had by then written four books, with titles like Healing Homosexuality and A Parents’ Guide to Preventing Homosexuality. Show More Summary

Horrible Histories

Like many people around the world, Yale historian Timothy Snyder responded to the election of Donald Trump by fuming on social media. “Americans are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to fascism, Nazism, or communism,” he lamented in a Facebook post on November 15. Show More Summary

Where Trump Gets His Fuzzy Border Math

“Oh boy,” Donald Trump exclaimed on the campaign trail last summer, as he hoisted a colorful poster aloft for a cheering audience in Fort Lauderdale. “You’re not going to be happy with this!” The poster showed soaring immigration numbers, highlighted in bright blood-red—a menace streaming unchecked into America. Show More Summary

Ariel Levy’s Infuriating Memoir of Privilege and Entitlement

Yesterday I wasted some energy being mad about Brawny. Yes, that Brawny: the paper towel brand. They’ve exchanged heir extra-manly man mascot for a plaid-clad woman as part of a new campaign called #strengthhasnogender. (It’s very important...Show More Summary

The Great Republican Swindle

For all its imperfections and awkwardness, the Democrat-led legislative process that ended with the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010 benefitted from its relative openness (dozens of hearings, continuous debate), duration (more than a year), and honesty of intent. Show More Summary

It’s Time for a Bluexit

Dear Red-State Trump Voter, Let’s face it, guys: We’re done. For more than 80 years now, we—the residents of what some people like to call Blue America, but which I prefer to think of as the United States of We Pay Our Own Damn Way—have shelled out far more in federal tax monies than we took in. Show More Summary

Personal Shopper: She’s Not There

What makes Kristen Stewart so arresting an actress is also what makes it so hard to describe what she does on screen. There’s something beguilingly mysterious about her that you can’t quite quantify. She’s there, but she’s also not there. Show More Summary

Kong: Skull Island: The Wrong Kind of Monkey Business

A fundamental flaw of any King Kong movie —or maybe it’s a feature rather than a bug— is that the ape is always going to be more interesting than any of the humans who are trying to capture him, kill him, or escape from him. Even inShow More Summary

How Will National Security Institutions Survive Their War With Trump?

Donald Trump’s first two months in office have been dominated by a bitter war with the executive branch he oversees. Facing a Trumpian barrage of destructive policies, a White House with an inexplicable affinity with Moscow, and withering...Show More Summary

Is Trumpcare Already Dead?

The rollout of the GOP’s long-awaited Obamacare replacement, the American Health Care Act, was a disaster. Instead of unveiling the bill with fanfare, it was leaked to the media on Monday night, which meant that there was precious little spin to help conservatives digest it. Show More Summary

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