Tina Nguyen • June 5, 2023
DeSantis’s Iowa Edge & Elon’s Anti-Woke Headache
Thoughts, reflections, and fresh reporting on a couple right wing media scandals.
Tina Nguyen • June 1, 2023
The Taliban 20’s McCarthy Red Line
Sure, the right-wing House insurgency was pissed that their Speaker backed off some of his promises and (quelle horreur!) cut a deal with the Democrats to save the economy. But they decided not to defenestrate him. At least not yet.
Julia Ioffe • May 30, 2023
Yalta 2023: Planning for Life After the Russian Invasion
From Brussels to Vilnius, Western leaders and Russian exiles are beginning to imagine the contours of postwar Ukraine—and whether there is still hope for change in Moscow.
Baratunde Thurston • May 29, 2023
Tim Scott’s Audience of One
A donor class sensation, Scott perpetuates a fantasy about American self-reliance that tells you everything about his candidacy.
Theodore Schleifer • May 25, 2023
“Ron-o-Rama” & the Fine Art of Bundling
Scenes from the DeSantis Day One mega-donor event at the Miami Four Seasons, as the candidate’s “investors” prepare to flood the zone with money.
Tina Nguyen • May 25, 2023
Elon’s Murdochian DeSantasy
Ruminations on MAGA political-media tragedy.