2016 presidential election

Lawrence O’Donnell on the Unreality of a Reality Show Candidate

Arts, Culture & Media

The host of MSNBC’s “The Last Word” has been inside Washington and also fictionalized it as a writer for “The West Wing.” But he’d never have written a fictional candidate like Trump.

Neal Gabler on the Presidency as a Performance

Arts, Culture & Media

Why a 30-Year-Old Joke is Still Funny

Arts, Culture & Media

Doing Donald

Arts, Culture & Media

Neal Gabler on the Presidency as a Performance

Arts, Culture & Media

Searching for Hillary Clinton’s unused confetti


An artist finally lets the Clinton victory confetti fly.

Trump and Putin

The Trump-Russia investigation: A timeline

Global Politics

Everything you need to know about the ongoing investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and the Kremlin’s alleged collusion with the Trump campaign.


Trump dismisses FBI director James Comey


Comey played a controversial role in the 2016 presidential election. His firing is sure to send shockwaves through Washington.

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump

Do presidential candidates have a right to keep their health private?

Election 2016

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are two of the oldest candidates ever to make a presidential bid, and neither has shared much information about their health. What do they owe the public?

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Who’s afraid of Donald Trump?

Global Politics

Here’s how one convention-watcher summed up the speech: “Fear. Fear the Mexicans. Fear the Muslims. Fear the Chinese. Fear crime.”