Why I am drawn to Didion’s earlier work and its ambiguities.
A closer look at a recovery for the record books.
It has become a willing participant in a war for the soul of the country.
It depends on whether Jerome Powell at the Fed can pull a reverse Paul Volcker.
President Biden saw more of his judicial nominees confirmed in his first year than any president since Ronald Reagan. The Senate confirmed 18 federal judges in Donald Trump’s first year.
Why an alienated movement sees American life more clearly than its rivals.
She doesn’t just make art about pollution, she makes art out of it. Now her “Smog Collectors” series is on view at California State University, Fullerton.
A theory of political time explains how he has become a prisoner of great expectations.
It is hard to act as an ambitious president without incurring a penalty, even if your policies are popular.
The Supreme Court has empowered a lower court that is out of control.
How 2021’s echoes of the 1970s are making politics easy for Republicans.
Social welfare has been a boogeyman of the right and left since Reagan.
Maybe it was always a myth. It’s at least a distant memory.
He was Black and Republican, a soldier and a diplomat — and his life holds a particular message for a nation whose democracy is increasingly in peril.
And the left should start.
Justices who once derided judicial “meddling” are now meddlers themselves.
Mr. Hinckley, 66, who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan in 1981, will be “untethered to the court” next year after a judge’s ruling on Monday, his lawyer said.
A lot of what they think they know just isn’t so.
Forty years after her appointment as the court’s first female justice, it’s worth reflecting on the path she took.
An absorbing account of the Iran-contra scandal avoids lecturing, but the lessons are unavoidable.
If Democrats want to create an enduring coalition to prevent the unraveling of democracy, they must return to their labor roots.
And the president deserves a lot of the credit.
He hasn’t dislodged James Buchanan from the bottom ranking, but history is unlikely to be kind to him.
They must manage a relationship that has gone sour so things don’t get worse, and figure out how to cooperate where they need to.
He faced fraud charges when he left the Reagan administration, but a jury acquitted him, leaving him to ask, “Which office do I go to to get my reputation back?”
The cycles of queer progress.
Four decades later, another elder statesman seeks to transform Americans’ ideas about the size of government.
As we creep back toward normal, what should we do about the rise of sexually transmitted infections?
Trump tried to end a 30-year program that shielded migrants, many fleeing conditions that U.S. foreign policy helped foster. What does America owe them?
The American Irish Historical Society’s mansion on Central Park has long symbolized the ascent of immigrants in the United States. It’s now on sale for $52 million, but many are citing mismanagement and asking the attorney general to intervene.
An extraordinary career for the man, a long defeat for his ideology.
How should you spend your life?
The auction feeds a thriving market for private collectors. Among the items: photographs, a lottery ticket signed by Washington, a Kennedy sweater, and a check from Donald J. Trump.
Whether lawmakers love budget reconciliation or hate it depends on whether they’re in the majority. Democrats who are defending its use now protested it when they were in the minority.
The human touch was at the heart of everything achieved by George Shultz, the former secretary of state who died on Saturday.
He carried one of Washington’s weightiest résumés — labor secretary, treasury secretary and budget director for Nixon and secretary of state under Reagan as the Cold War waned.
Yuval Levin traces the party’s path from Ronald Reagan to Marjorie Taylor Greene.
Presidents have played politics with women’s lives for long enough.
So far, Joe Biden has been surprisingly progressive.
The inaugural of President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. is not the first to take place at a tense moment in American history.
Until Joe Biden is sworn in on Wednesday, President Trump holds the record for the country’s oldest chief executive. At 42, Theodore Roosevelt was the youngest.
In a career as a journalist, I had never encountered a politician like him.
The government promised to help — and it did.
A straight line runs from Reagan to the Trump dead-enders.
A voice for farmers, he lost a re-election bid after it was disclosed that he had joined a health spa that was shut down on prostitution charges.
A four-part Showtime documentary takes a hard look at Ronald Reagan’s presidency and sees a wrong turn.
“The Reagans,” a new Showtime docu-series, presents Ronald Reagan as an early practitioner of dog-whistle politics. But some historians and journalists disagree with that position.
The upheavals of our current era did not begin with Donald Trump, nor will they will end now that he has been defeated.
It won’t be easy, but coming after a self-styled “disrupter” opens up its own possibilities.
At a moment when the United States has pulled back from its allies, the former secretary of state lamented the Trump administration’s allergy to international accords.