"Misapplying the theory I mislearned in college."
Kim Jong-un’s half-brother is killed in an airport, a famine is declared in South Sudan, and a vice admiral compares a job in the White House to a “shit sandwich”
Andrew Cockburn on turning Texas blue, Masha Gessen on the spread of antigay ideology, Calvin Baker on how Obama negotiated America’s racial tightrope, Mary Cuddehe on the dealth penalty as a conservative conundrum, a story by David Szalay, and more
National Security Adviser Michael Flynn resigns, U.S. congressman Dana Rohrabacher announces that Macedonia is not a country, and White House press briefings draw more viewers than The Bold and the Beautiful
Victims of terrorism discuss Donald Trump’s Muslim ban
The vocational training of American real estate tycoons is strict and pitiless.
The White House puts Iran “on notice,” Trump threatens to send U.S. troops into Mexico, and Punxsutawney Phil predicts six more weeks of winter
Though the refugee camp may have vanished, its inhabitants will not
Donald Trump bans citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States, a Trump supporter is charged with killing seven people at a mosque in Quebec, and the last man on the moon dies
Donald Trump is sworn in as president, Kellyanne Conway punches a man in the face, and journalists photograph a trash-can fire
A weekend of alternative estimations
Being a DACA enrollee in Trump’s America
A numerical investigation of Donald Trump’s appointees