The power players, latest policy developments, and intriguing whispers percolating inside the West Wing.
A Party Promoter, an Activist and a City Councilman by 23, Chi Ossé Isn’t Done Yet
From the fashion scene to a protest movement, he was the avatar of a new style of politics. But Chi Ossé has a new motif — the boring nuts and bolts of governance.
Even the District Attorney Believed Joaquin Ciria Was Innocent. Why Did It Take So Long to Set Him Free?
A unique commission in California offers a look at what can happen when a prosecutor asks outsiders to help him right his office’s wrongs.
Why a Michigan Democratic Political Dynasty Just Fell
Behind Haley Stevens’ drubbing of Andy Levin is a story that’s more complicated — and more local — than most coverage would have you believe.
Opinion | So You Want to Run Against Trump?
Some advice for would-be Republican challengers.
The Bizarre Soviet Movie That Predicted Putinism
A 33-year-old film featuring a naked secretary and a head-shaped cake turns out to be one of the best explanations of the ideas driving the Russian leader.
‘There’s Never Been Anybody Like Him in the United States Senate’
Raphael Warnock won his seat running as an activist preacher. To keep it he’ll have to persuade voters he’s the rare senator who actually gets stuff done.
The NRA’s Shadowy Supreme Court Lobbying Campaign
As it weighed the biggest gun case in decades, the Supreme Court was flooded by briefs from groups and individuals who had been paid by the NRA.
Western Massachusetts Challenges the U.S. Dollar
An idyllic New England county is getting its own digital money, with implications for local autonomy.
Opinion | With Trump, It’s 2015 All Over Again
2022 is starting to look a lot like 2015 for Trump.
How Ruth Bader Ginsburg Will Have the Last Laugh on Samuel Alito
The Dobbs decision is clearing the political ground for a resolution in favor of abortion rights.
Opinion | Let the People Decide on Abortion
The Kansas election shows the best way to navigate the post-Roe world.
How the November Midterms Could Still Surprise Us
November 2022 is poised to be a huge, historically uncertain election — and Tuesday’s primary results just added some fresh twists.
We rated every race in play in the midterms. Here’s who we think will win.
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