As astute an observer of the game of basketball as of the zoo of American politics, Jason Zengerle has written for GQ, New York, and The New Republic.
Daniel Halpern has written on subjects as varied as Walmart, Mexico, and Mitt Romney for The New Yorker, The New York Times, and The Guardian.
Rolling Stone columnist Matt Taibbi writes about political and corporate misdeeds and is the author of the essay collection Griftopia.
On the eve of his departure from Washington, the candid, caustic Massachusetts congressman talks with about Jon Stewart, Newt Gingrich, Tip O’Neill, Hillary Clinton, Fannie and Freddie …
How brand-management theory persuaded a college star to put off the NBA.
Bob Oliva was a beloved mentor and local Catholic-high-school basketball legend. Now two former players say he was also a child molester.
The arcane, obsessive and, well, way-way-out-there arguments (and characters) of the tax-denial movement.
The last great (and good) basketball scout.
Texas Republican Ted Cruz has been likened to Joe McCarthy, accused of behaving like a schoolyard bully, and smeared by senior members of his own party. Is this any way to get ahead in Washington?
When disgraced South Carolina governor Mark Sanford decided to run for office again, he asked his ex-wife, Jenny, for her blessing. Whether he has her vote is another matter.
Who thwarted the ambitions of Jesse Jackson’s son?
American politics has gone gaga for poll numbers—while polling pros feel less and less certain about the methodology behind the madness. Some days even Nate Silver is left scratching his head.
It’s veep-vetting season, and it’s the most invasive process in politics. Just how squeamish does it get? The writer travels to one of Washington’s top vetters to find out if he’s got what it takes to be the next Sarah Palin.
Peter Beinart thought his new book on Israel would be a rallying cry for liberal Zionism. Instead, it’s been attacked by many of his peers and embraced by some whose views he finds terrifying.
If you think Mitt Romney is too mild, too “golly gee,” too Mormon, his answer is Eric Fehrnstrom. He’s Mitt’s most trusted adviser and the guy whom Romney turns to when someone’s leg needs breaking.
Seven cases. One lawyer. The GOP’s great hope for this Supreme Court season is an unassuming attorney who just happens to be lead counsel on the most polarizing arguments in America.
In her race for Ted Kennedy’s old Senate seat, is Elizabeth Warren running against Scott Brown and Obama?
The House majority leader is trying to stop the U.S. government in its tracks. And so far, he’s doing a pretty effective job.
Erskine Bowles and the politics of anti-personality.
Alabama’s new schoolhouse door.
Why biracial politics failed in Baltimore.
Is the nation more likely to elect a white woman, a black man, or an ex-mayor with a mean streak? Arguing about which candidate has the best shot in November 2008 is a game even sure losers can play.
The loony who’s running: Dennis Kucinich.
Deval Patrick, machine slayer.
Why Billy Packer is college basketball’s most reviled commentator, and its best.
The strange resurrection of John Kerry.
Tom Vilsack’s long road.