Ronald Reagan

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.

California Dreaming

Opposition to the president in Orange County has boosted hopes of a wave election this fall. But Democrats need more than anti-Trump anger to win.

The Shrinking of America

Trump is a brick and mortar nationalist who defines the country only in shallow physical terms, rather than lofty ideals.