Paul Manafort: Friend to Tyrants. Washington Insider. Nothing Unusual.
Paul Manafort resigned last Friday after new revelations about his connection to Viktor Yanukovych in Ukraine. But Yanukovych is not Manafort's first dictator, and Manafort is not Washington's first insider with dangerous international ties.
A First Lady Who Fits the Bill
If Hillary Clinton wins the presidency in November, the American people will have their first First Gentleman. But Hillary has made it clear that Bill won’t be picking out the china or floral arrangements. Anna Blech analyzes the fraught gender politics of presidential spouse-hood, and tells us how we got to a situation where the nation’s first female president can have it all—all the power and all the housework.
We’re Not Taking Her For Granted
Makayla Haussler rejects the idea that millennial women are taking the first female nominee for granted.
Cassandra Lignelli looks at why Mike Pence accepted the Medicaid expansion and what that could signal for the Republicans.
4-4: The Consequences of an Unfilled Supreme Court Seat
With Merrick Garland's confirmation process indefinitely in limbo, the court continues to hear cases as usual. Marshall Rankin tells us what happens in the event of a tie, and how Scalia's empty seat has affected cases thus far.
Share Their Videos
Adrian Rivera argues for breaking the bubble of those who would otherwise ignore racism.
ObamaJAMA: POTUS Writes Scholarly Article on Obamacare
Cassandra Lignelli talks to Yale Professor Howard Forman about President Obama's recent article on the Affordable Care Act.
New Pence Who Dis
Michael Mei takes a look at what Mike Pence means to the Trump candidacy.
Clinton and the Carbon Tax
The Democratic Party Platform endorsed a carbon tax, but Hillary Clinton did not. Alexander Posner tells us why.
Congress vs Zika
An enormous public health risk caused by blood-sucking pests that has no known solution tries to pass funding for Zika.
Don’t Forget, and Don’t Give In
Madeleine Colbert asks us not to accept defeat and defeatism on gun control.