A 21st Century Breakup

A 21st Century Breakup

Inside the divorce rattling Silicon Valley and Democratic politics. Illustration: Ward Sutton Illustration: Ward Sutton Illustration: Ward Sutton Three summers ago, a worker stood up at “Q&A,” Facebook’s weekly all-hands, town-hall-style meeting, which is usually held on Friday afternoons in Menlo Park and livestreamed to its offices around the world — and aggressively closed to…

The Wildest Moments From Corey Lewandowski’s House Testimony

The Wildest Moments From Corey Lewandowski’s House Testimony

Not here to make friends. Photo: Olivier Douliery/AFP/Getty Images On Tuesday afternoon, former Trump adviser and probable New Hampshire Senate candidate Corey Lewandowski testified before the House Judiciary Committee. Congressional Democrats had called him in to ask him about obstruction of justice charges laid out in the Mueller report; Trump is alleged to have directed…

Is Tucker Carlson the Most Important Pundit in America?

Is Tucker Carlson the Most Important Pundit in America?

His book is a quick read – less than half this thick. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Last week, President Trump fired (or accepted the resignation of) his ultra-hawkish National Security adviser, John Bolton. The exact reasons for the firing/resignation remain obscure, and the two men had fundamental disagreements over the direction of U.S. foreign policy.…

Polls Shows de Blasio at Zero Percent in His City and State

Polls Shows de Blasio at Zero Percent in His City and State

The mayor was doing better when he was wandering around the Iowa State Fair. Photo: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images In a conversation with colleagues today, we were discussing the point at which it would be seemly and appropriate to nag low-polling Democratic presidential candidates to fold their tents and find something else to do…

Should Democrats Plan on Packing the Courts in 2021?

Should Democrats Plan on Packing the Courts in 2021?

Mitch McConnell’s bluntly partisan denial of so much as a hearing to Merrick Garland arguably broke the whole system. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images American-history classes often treat FDR’s 1937 “court-packing” scheme — a proposal to expand the size of the Supreme Court by adding as many as six justices — as a classic example of…

Trump’s Childhood Home Is Back on the Market

Trump’s Childhood Home Is Back on the Market

Trump slept here. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images Donald Trump’s childhood home is back on the auction block and the next owner could be … you! The home, which Trump’s father, Fred, build in 1940, has changed hands a handful of times in the past few years. In July of 2016, once it had become clear…

Trump’s Bizarre Argument for Defending Saudi Arabia

Trump’s Bizarre Argument for Defending Saudi Arabia

Photo: Bandar Algaloud/Saudi Kingdom Council via Getty Images Two days ago, President Trump declared the United States was “locked and loaded” for a retaliatory strike on Iran for its attack on a Saudi oil facility. The United States was “waiting to hear from the kingdom” for guidance on “what terms we would proceed.” It is…