The Story Behind Trump’s Claim that Obama Tapped His Phone

NOTE: An earlier version of this story stated that a FISA warrant was received by the FBI. There is conflicting reporting on this point. The...

What You Need to Know About Jeff Sessions’ Recusal

Thursday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from the ongoing investigation into supposed links between Trump campaign staffers and Russian intelligence officers and officials....

The Oscar Speech We Want to Hear (but probably won’t)

Increasingly political awards show speeches could benefit from a little understanding. Here's the speech we wish we'd hear at the Oscars tonight. We're not holding...

re: The President’s Debt Tweet

For the classes I teach at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business I make my students write policy memos to a friend or family member as...

Trump’s War on the Media Enters a New Phase

Many Americans who pay any attention to politics have probably wondered, "What the heck is a gaggle?" since White House Spokesman Sean Spicer on...

The Year That Truth Died

Among the most striking developments of 2016 was the extent to which politics came to be defined less by which policies we advocate, but...