Alex Shephard

Alex Shephard is a staff writer at The New Republic.

America, We Need to Talk

In a rebuttal to Mitch McConnell—and possibly Joe Biden—Ta-Nehisi Coates helped House Democrats start a conversation on slavery, racism, and reparations.

His Master’s Voice

Michael Wolff’s latest exposé says Mueller thought indicting Trump was possible and proper—but the special counsel himself isn’t talking.

The Do-Nothing President

Trump accuses Pelosi of choosing investigation over legislation, but compared to the president, Democrats are masters at multitasking.

Impeachment Is Coming

Speaker Pelosi's plan to keep Trump's crimes and misdemeanors on the back burner has been overtaken by events—and a Michigan Republican.