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Can the Democrats Fix Washington?

The prospect of a Democratic wave in the midterm elections this fall recalls the moment, nearly 50 years ago, when a group of young, liberal lawmakers swept into Congress on a mission to overturn the status quo. What can today's Democrats learn from the historic class of 1974?

Peace Officers

How one American city chose to tackle crime, combat racism, and reckon with the legacy of police brutality

How a Democracy Dies

Donald Trump’s contempt for American political institutions is only the latest chapter in a history of opportunistic attacks against them. This has been happening for decades.

Weaken From Within

Moscow has been honing an information age art of war—through fake news, disinformation, leaks, and trolling—for more than a decade. How can free societies protect themselves?

Running on Hope

Ravi Gupta is recruiting a fresh slate of candidates to take down Trump. But can a former Obama staffer forge a new path for Democrats?

Trump’s Russian Laundromat

How to use Trump Tower and other luxury high-rises to clean dirty money, run an international crime syndicate, and propel a failed real estate developer into the White House.

The New Paranoia

Democrats have always prided themselves on being a voice of political sanity. So why has Trump's election turned the left into a breeding ground for conspiracy theories?

Obama’s Lost Army

He built a grassroots machine of two million supporters eager to fight for change. Then he let it die. This is the untold story of Obama’s biggest mistake—and how it paved the way for Trump.

Beyond Hope

What did Barack Obama accomplish? And how much of it will survive in the age of Trump? Five historians and political observers weigh in.

HILLARYS FOR PRESIDENT!

Policy wonk. Pragmatist. Truth-twister. There are many versions of Clinton—and we’ll need them all to navigate the political chaos unleashed by Trump.

A World at War

We’re under attack from climate change—and our only hope is to mobilize like we did in WWII.

The Split

19 reasons the Democrats will remain divided—and what it means for the party’s future.