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Ex-President Trump on Trial

Ex-President Trump on Trial

It’s March 2021, two months since President Kamala Harris was sworn in as the forty-sixth president of the United States. The Senate has just confirmed her nominee for attorney general in a mostly
I’ve Climbed Everest 21 Times. It’s Not the Mountain It Used to Be.

I’ve Climbed Everest 21 Times. It’s Not the Mountain It Used to Be.

I didn’t want to be a climber. My dream since I was young was to become a doctor. But I had to make a choice between my dream and my family. I chose my family.I was born in Thame, Nepal, around 1960.
Who Is Actually Running the U.S. Military’s Iran Efforts?

Who Is Actually Running the U.S. Military’s Iran Efforts?

The United States appears to be fast entering a war footing with Iran—blaming the country for an attack on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman last week, accusing it of testing the limits of their
The West’s Complicity in Sudan’s Massacres

The West’s Complicity in Sudan’s Massacres

Omar Al Bashir had just fallen as president of Sudan when I visited Sarah Abdelgalil at her home in England this April. Abdelgalil is a spokeswomen for the Sudanese Professionals Association, the
Joe Biden’s Wilted Rose Garden Strategy

Joe Biden’s Wilted Rose Garden Strategy

By most all accounts, Joe Biden is cruising. Ostensibly the Democratic favorite, he has led—usually by large numbers—in almost every poll since he entered the 2020 presidential race in April. He has
No, the Buttigiegs Are Not Straight

No, the Buttigiegs Are Not Straight

The seriousness of Pete Buttigieg’s pursuit of the Democratic nomination for president is, in no uncertain terms, a stunning reflection of progress. It is remarkable that a gay man—one who lived
I Beg Your Pardon, Joe Biden Promised Us a Rose Garden

I Beg Your Pardon, Joe Biden Promised Us a Rose Garden

By most all accounts, Joe Biden is cruising. Ostensibly the Democratic favorite, he has led—usually by large numbers—in almost every poll since he entered the 2020 race in April. He has seemed to
The Judge and the Three-Strikes Convict

The Judge and the Three-Strikes Convict

On the night before Christmas, 1996, wearing a black felt cowboy hat and cowboy boots, Joseph Scott Wharton strode up to the cash register of a Walgreens in Kent, Washington, placed a Santa Claus hat
“It’s High Time This Whole Matter Get Revisited”

“It’s High Time This Whole Matter Get Revisited”

Robert Mueller made a surprising assertion last month about the limits of his power. In his report on Russia’s interference in the 2016 election and President Trump’s potential obstruction of the
House Leadership Is Looking Flakey

House Leadership Is Looking Flakey

House Democrats—and just about everyone else—were rightfully disturbed by President Donald Trump’s admission earlier this week that he would once again accept “foreign dirt” in the 2020 presidential
A Journey With Naomi Wolf

A Journey With Naomi Wolf

If you’re looking for a page-turner, a good rule of thumb is to steer clear of books based on doctoral dissertations. But if and when an academic work is published for a general audience, even if the
Quillette’s “Antifa Journalists” List Could’ve Gotten Me Killed

Quillette’s “Antifa Journalists” List Could’ve Gotten Me Killed

On May 15, a man named Eoin Lenihan posted a Twitter thread that promised to reveal the results of a bombshell new study. Presenting himself as an “online extremism researcher,” he invoked two of the
The Man Behind the State Department’s New “Natural Law” Focus

The Man Behind the State Department’s New “Natural Law” Focus

The State Department’s Commission on Unalienable Rights, a body of some 15 academics, legal scholars, and nonprofit leaders advising Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about human rights, was announced in
Enemy of the State

Enemy of the State

There’s a strange paradox in President Donald Trump’s approach to the truth. He’s willing to tell a vast and dizzying array of lies, half-truths, and fabrications to advance his goals. But he can also
Norway, If You’re Listening....

Norway, If You’re Listening....

In 2016, for Donald Trump, it was “Russia, if you’re listening.…” In 2020, it’s “Anyone, if you’re listening….” Speaking to ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on Wednesday, the president was clear: Having
The Limits of Outrage Politics

The Limits of Outrage Politics

Last Saturday proved to be less of a crescendo and more of a curtain call for France’s gilets jaunes, or Yellow Vests. “Acte XXX,” as organizers called the thirtieth iteration of their protest, made
Exposé Entertainment Is the Surprise Hit of the Summer

Exposé Entertainment Is the Surprise Hit of the Summer

This week, Jody Rosen published a long investigative article in The New York Times Magazine about a 2008 fire at a Universal Music Group vault that, he showed, consumed a significant portion of the
Bernie’s Red Vermont

Bernie’s Red Vermont

It was in a Burlington coffee shop known as a hangout for “alternative” people—as well as an occasional FBI observation spot for new-left activities—that Bernie Sanders told Greg Guma, the editor of
The State of Emergency

The State of Emergency

Among the many ways in which Donald Trump’s presidency has deranged our traditional understanding of the way the world works, there’s what might be termed the great ever-renewable metanarrative of
The Sneaky Politics of “Natural Law”

The Sneaky Politics of “Natural Law”

On May 30, the State Department announced that it was setting up a Commission on Unalienable Rights to advise the Secretary of State, and “provide fresh thinking about human rights discourse where