Politics

Why This Time Is Different

There are many parallels between Clarence Thomas and Brett Kavanaugh's circumstances, but a lot has changed in American politics, too.

Robert Mueller Is Winning

The special counsel outmaneuvered Trump’s implicit offer to pardon Paul Manafort and secured his most significant victory yet.

Overdose and Punishment

When Chad Baker died from a lethal combination of cocaine and heroin, prosecutors charged Tommy Kosto, his friend and fellow drug user, with killing him—a tactic from the Reagan-era war on drugs that is gaining popularity around the country and making today's opioid crisis even worse.