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6 Countries Trump Has Already Insulted And Provoked

Here’s a list of six countries and major international institutions that Trump and his team have threatened—injecting anything but stability into international affairs. Certainly this behavior is silly, unnecessary, and stupid. The question is, will these provocations and others to likely follow lead to serious new international conflict.

February 5, 2017

This Is How Trump’s Closest Advisers Have Talked About Immigrants and Latinos

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is planning to deliver a speech focused on immigration on August 31. The supporters and hangers-on surrounding Trump — who would likely have his ear were he elected to the presidency — include Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Steve Bannon, Roger Stone, and Roger Ailes.

August 31, 2016

The Long Sixties: What Did We Know, And When Did We Know It?

If there are lessons to be extracted from these three books, they have as much to do with the dangers of elite consensus as with those of dissent.

May 10, 2015

Book Review: ‘They Know Everything About You’

In his sharp new book, Robert Scheer exposes the bipartisan alliance that undermines American civil liberties.

March 29, 2015

Book Review: ‘The Utopia Of Rules’

Americans think they hate bureaucracy. They’re wrong.

March 15, 2015

Book Review: ‘Becoming Richard Pryor’

Scott Saul’s adroit biography makes the strongest possible case for Pryor’s cultural centrality.

February 21, 2015
No Simple Highway: A Cultural History of the Grateful Dead

Weekend Reader: ‘No Simple Highway: A Cultural History Of The Grateful Dead’

Deadheads rejoice! The full story of The Grateful Dead is here.

January 25, 2015

Book Review: ‘The Stranger: Barack Obama In The White House’

Chuck Todd’s new book reveals what inside-the-Beltway journalism gets wrong about President Obama.

December 27, 2014

Book Review: ‘The Georgetown Set’

Greg Herken’s deep dive into Cold War Washington reminds us that the good old days weren’t all that good.

December 13, 2014

Book Review: ‘On Highway 61’

A trip down the Great River Road — and through the history of American music.

November 28, 2014

Book Review: ‘You Lie!’

There’s a liar in right-wing agitator Jack Cashill’s new book — but it’s not President Obama.

October 10, 2014

Book Review: ‘Seven Bad Ideas’

How our reverence for markets and aversion to government keeps burning us, time and time again.

September 26, 2014

Book Review: ‘Against Football’

Find out why it’s time to say goodbye to the NFL.

September 19, 2014

Book Review: ‘The Invisible Bridge’

The Invisible Bridge is the third and weightiest installment in Rick Perlstein’s history of postwar American conservatism. The first volume, Before the Storm (2001), culminates in Barry Goldwater’s unsuccessful presidential bid in 1964, and Nixonland (2008) carries the story through Richard Nixon’s landslide reelection in 1972. The Invisible Bridge, which comes in at 810 pages without notes, […]

September 12, 2014

5 Things You Need To Know About The March On Washington

History would not wait in 1963. When Eugene “Bull” Connor, Birmingham, Alabama’s police commissioner, decided in early May to use firehoses and German Shepherds to disperse non-violent civil rights protesters — including children — millions of Americans saw the images on the evening news. “Alabama now rivals the racist police state of South Africa,” James […]

August 23, 2013