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Los mexicanos ‘la están rompiendo’ en Airbnb

Cuando Elvira Fernández decidió convertir su departamento en la Ciudad de México en un espacio de alquiler temporal con la ayuda de Airbnb Inc., …

An Insider's View: The Dark Rigidity of Fundamentalist Rural America

As the aftermath of the election of Donald Trump is being sorted out, a common theme keeps cropping up from all sides: "Democrats failed to …

Karen Pence is the vice president’s ‘prayer warrior,’ gut check and shield

During the first of Vice President Pence’s two unsuccessful races for Congress, he rode a single-speed bicycle more than 250 miles around his district, much of it accompanied by his wife, Karen, along for the journey.<p>During their time in the Indiana governor’s mansion, the Pences installed twin …

Trump the Destroyer

It’s like the campaign never ended. It’s the same all-Trump, all-the-time madness, only exponentially worse.<p>Morning, February 24th, National Harbor, …

The Stoner Arms Dealers: How Two American Kids Became Big-Time Weapons Traders

The e-mail confirmed it: everything was finally back on schedule after weeks of maddening, inexplicable delay. A 747 cargo plane had just lifted off …

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Trump, Putin, and the New Cold War

What lay behind Russia’s interference in the 2016 election—and what lies ahead?<p>1. Soft Targets<p>On April 12, 1982, Yuri Andropov, the chairman of the K.G.B., ordered foreign-intelligence operatives to carry out “active measures”—<i>aktivniye meropriyatiya</i>—against the reëlection campaign of President …

Russia

How White House advisor Stephen Miller went from pestering Hispanic students to designing Trump's immigration policy

Stephen Miller and Jason Islas grew up in sunny southern California in the late 1990s, united by their passion for Star Trek. But Miller stopped …

Santa Monica

Aquí en México, Starbucks no es precisamente “estadounidense”

Este jueves algunos usuarios de redes sociales hicieron un llamado a no consumir más las bebidas de la cafetería <b>Starbucks</b>, con el hashtag</b> …

Containing Trump

He may well try to govern as an authoritarian. Whether he succeeds depends less on what he does than on how civil society responds.<p>Whatever his intellectual and political gifts, Richard Nixon, the 37th president of the United States, was a cunning and dangerous criminal. For him, issuing illegal …

A Clarifying Moment in American History

There should be nothing surprising about what Donald Trump has done in his first week—but he has underestimated the resilience of Americans and their institutions.<p>I am not surprised by President Donald Trump’s antics this week. Not by the big splashy pronouncements such as announcing a wall that he …

How the Nazis Took Control of Germany

Hitler was not that popular when he first took office, but the Nazis quickly changed that, for the simple reason that power magnifies the ideas of …

‘The Economist’ Just Downgraded the US From a ‘Full Democracy’ to a ‘Flawed Democracy’

The United States is no longer a full democracy, according to the highly regarded <i>Economist</i> Intelligence Unit, which each year compiles a Democracy …

Political Science

CAFE LAUTREC'S SAVOIR-FAIRE

ARTISTS ARE NOT always well served by their admirers, charlatans often too well; but Toulouse-Lautrec, who had an eye for both, would have enjoyed the Adams-Morgan bar that bears his name. Not just for the repro posters, but for its perversely proud over-ripeness -- it's the only joint in town …

Democrats Unite to Vote Against Betsy DeVos

Calling Donald Trump’s education secretary pick Betsy DeVos an “ideologue” who “knows next to nothing about education policy,” Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) …

Democrats launch scorched-earth strategy against Trump

'They were entitled to a grace period and they blew it,' says one governor. 'It’s been worse than I could have imagined, the first few days.'<p>What began as a high-minded discussion about how to position the Democratic Party against President Donald Trump appears to be nearing its conclusion. The …

Fake News Is About to Get Even Scarier than You Ever Dreamed

What we saw in the 2016 election is nothing compared to what we need to prepare for in 2020.<p>Less than a month after <b>Donald Trump</b> was improbably elected the 45th president of the United States, a strange story began to make its way across social media. In the quaint days before Russia’s dissemination …

Wilbur Ross and the Era of Billionaire Rule

On the last day of November, President-elect Donald Trump chose Wilbur Ross as his nominee for secretary of Commerce. A few hours later, Ross, a …

From The Pantry To A Peabody: The Wonderful Story Of ‘Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist’

In the early ’90s, before Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, and before <i>South Park</i> redefined the way that animated children behaved, Comedy Central was a valuable resource for fans of stand-up comedy. Half-hour shows like <i>Short Attention Span Theater</i> and <i>Stand Up Stand Up</i> introduced viewers to …

Comedy

2018 Muni Outlook: Tax Legislation Looms Large

For observers of the municipal bond market, the key issue going into 2018 is the fate of the tax reform legislation. As of the writing of this column, proposals included in both the House and Senate versions of the bill have the potential to curb issuance of tax-exempt munis and perhaps even …

Love, hate and Brady: How Tom became the improbable lightning rod

<i>This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's February 6 Super Bowl Preview Issue. Subscribe today!</i><p><b>Tom Brady is</b> addicted to playing catch. Ask any of his …

Fake Think Tanks Fuel Fake News—And the President's Tweets

Fake news isn't just Macedonian teenagers or internet trolls. A longstanding network of bogus "think tanks" raise disinformation to a pseudoscience, …