Gustavo Salgado

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Church of The Donald

Never mind Fox. Trump’s most reliable media mouthpiece is now Christian TV.<p>HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. <b>—</b> The Music City campus of the Trinity Broadcasting Network is about a half-hour drive from Music City itself, in a placid Nashville suburb on a bend in the Cumberland River where the main road through …

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James Comey Believes Donald Trump Has an “Emptiness” Inside of Him

On Thursday night, the editor of <i>The New Yorker</i>, David Remnick, interviewed the former F.B.I. director James Comey during a live taping of “The New Yorker Radio Hour.” Sitting in a low-slung armchair on the stage of the Town Hall theatre, in midtown Manhattan, Comey talked through the most …

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Trump’s Greatest Fear

It’s impossible to know what the president wants so desperately to hide, but every threat to examine his business dealings produces frantic defensive maneuvers.<p>It’s always been the business that worried Donald Trump. This was true during the presidential campaign, it was true during the transition, …

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Meteorology

Megachurches Are Turning Into MAGA-Churches

Megachurches were integrated by blacks seeking to end ‘the most segregated hour in America.’ But now those churches are getting Trumpy, and blacks …

Al Gore

Facing deportation after 30 years in U.S., woman’s decision to take refuge in Colorado church is changing lives of a rallying community

MANCOS, Colo. – Inside a tiny Colorado church, a woman who had been taking refuge for nearly nine months was sitting by a window, watching the snow …

Empathy

Republican voters are becoming increasingly less educated -- according to science

There are several key attributes that define the Republican Party in its modern incarnation: its overwhelming whiteness; its self-reported …

Higher Education

America Cannot Bear to Bring Back Indentured Servitude

It’s a history lesson worth remembering: The exploitation of immigrant workers only encourages more—and worse—abuse.<p>In 1624, Jane Dickenson petitioned the governor of Virginia for relief from bondage. Four years earlier, her husband had signed a contract of indenture to pay for his immigration from …

Black History

Flat-Earther blasts off into California sky in home-made steam rocket

A self-taught rocket scientist has blasted himself high into the California sky using a steam-powered contraption he built in his garage, the first step in his long-term aim of proving the Earth is flat.<p>“Mad” Mike Hughes propelled himself 1,875 feet (571m) into the air above the vast Mojave desert …

Flat Earth

Has Trump Already Sealed the GOP's Fate in 2018?

Party leadership is sending an unmistakable signal to voters: So long as Republicans hold the congressional majority, they will not act to meaningfully constrain, or even oversee, the president.<p>Every time Donald Trump breaks a window, congressional Republicans obediently sweep up the glass.<p>That’s …

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How Trump Is Remaking Evangelicalism

A new book shows the fracture lines the 45th U.S. president has created within American Christianity.<p>This fall, Christian students at Princeton dropped the word “evangelical” from the name of their fellowship. They felt the term is increasingly “confusing, or unknown, or misunderstood,” the …

Faith

The Last Temptation

How evangelicals, once culturally confident, became an anxious minority seeking political protection from the least traditionally religious president in living memory<p>One of the most extraordinary things about our current politics—really, one of the most extraordinary developments of recent …

Religion

The Perfect Man Who Wasn’t

For years he used fake identities to charm women out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Then his victims banded together to take him down.<p>By the spring of 2016, Missi Brandt had emerged from a rough few years with a new sense of solidity. At 45, she was three years sober and on the leeward side …

Crime

Calling the Trump Era by Its Proper Name

Four terms that may capture the moment, each implying a different danger<p>Donald Trump’s first official State of the Union address—which seems as if it happened back in the 19th century, but in reality is five days in the past—highlighted something that was implicit in his campaign and increasingly …

Political Science

The (Annotated) State of the Union

A former White House speechwriter poses the key questions about the speech, and annotates its text.<p>The Pre-game<p>Before most State of the Union addresses, including those of the past decade-plus I’ve written about here, there’s a standard suite of pre-game questions. The two usual biggest ones</b> …

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Your Grandma Was a Chain Migrant!

Jennifer Mendelsohn turns the tables on Trump’s anti-immigrant mouthpieces by digging through their genealogical records.<p>Jennifer Mendelsohn, a freelance writer based in Baltimore, has a low tolerance for bad faith. Last summer, after Stephen Miller, the White House senior policy adviser, went on …

The Plot Against America

Decades before he ran the Trump campaign, Paul Manafort’s pursuit of foreign cash and shady deals laid the groundwork for the corruption of Washington.<p>I. The Wisdom of Friends<p><b>The clinic permitted Paul Manafort</b> one 10-minute call each day. And each day, he would use it to ring his wife from Arizona, …

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Jhumpa Lahiri Reads “The Boundary”

Jhumpa Lahiri reads her story from the January 29, 2018, issue of the magazine. Lahiri is the author of two novels and two short-story collections. Her first book, “Interpreter of Maladies,” won the Pulitzer Prize in 2000, and her most recent novel, “The Lowland,” was a finalist for the Man Booker …

Books

A Government Takeover by the Ku Klux Klan

The Ku Klux Klan was originally focussed on maintaining the old racial order in the post-Civil War South, chiefly through the violent suppression of African-Americans. But, in the nineteen-twenties, the Klan was reborn as a nationwide movement targeting not only African-Americans but Jews, …

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The Election Fraud in Honduras Follows Decades of Corruption Funded By the U.S. War on Drugs

On the night of December 2, 2017, a Honduran woman in the rural province of Olancho was protesting what she saw as a stolen election. The woman, …

Salvador Nasralla

God’s Plan for Mike Pence

Will the vice president—and the religious right—be rewarded for their embrace of Donald Trump?<p>No man can serve two masters, the Bible teaches, but Mike Pence is giving it his all. It’s a sweltering September afternoon in Anderson, Indiana, and the vice president has returned to his home state to …

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The Making of an American Nazi

How did Andrew Anglin go from being an antiracist vegan to the alt-right’s most vicious troll and propagandist—and how might he be stopped?<p>On December 16, 2016, Tanya Gersh answered her phone and heard gunshots. Startled, she hung up. Gersh, a real-estate agent who lives in Whitefish, Montana, …

Rights & Freedoms

Will Donald Trump Destroy the Presidency?

He disdains the rule of law. He’s trampling norms of presidential behavior. And he’s bringing vital institutions down with him.<p>Donald Trump is testing the institution of the presidency unlike any of his 43 predecessors. We have never had a president so ill-informed about the nature of his office, …

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The First White President

The foundation of Donald Trump’s presidency is the negation of Barack Obama’s legacy.<p><b>It is insufficient</b> <b>to state</b> the obvious of Donald Trump: that he is a white man who would not be president were it not for this fact. With one immediate exception, Trump’s predecessors made their way to high office …

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