His racism and intolerance have always been in evidence; only slowly did he begin to understand how to use them to his advantage.
Parker RichardsIt's been two years since the Charlottesville white supremacist riots and the death of Heather Heyer. Last spring, I interviewed people who were at the rallies for @TheAtlantic as part of our oral history of Donald Trump's bigotry
An elite-college education is one of the few expensive things that is for sale, but that not everyone is allowed to buy.
Parker RichardsEvery time I think I don't need to read another article about college-admissions scandals and angry parents, @CaitlinPacific comes along with another brilliant story I absolutely must read about just that.
What even is a data-obsessed, project-juggling digital ninja?
Parker RichardsAnother day, another example of "the internet’s ability to make things functionally more efficient but existentially far worse." Read @amandamull on job listings and how companies aren't doing what it takes to improve hiring and work
As with many epic fantasies, the show’s heroes are framed as liberators and defenders of the common people—despite holding absolute power.
Parker RichardsBefore the season 8 premiere, I wrote that Dany has always been a Mad Queen. She's shown little regard for life and has always been a dictator. If you're surprised by this episode, well… you haven't been watching hard enough. #GameofThrones
Attorney General Mark Herring’s acknowledgment that he once wore blackface in college deepens the crisis in the Old Dominion.
Parker Richards"The Democratic Party of Virginia, like the Democratic Party nationally, has changed its ideology faster than it has changed its politicians." @GrahamDavidA has your one-stop summary for the madness going on in Virginia
Democratic Representative Rashida Tlaib may have delighted the far-left with her coarse words for the president—but she’s also mirroring his style.
Parker RichardsRep. Rashida Tlaib mirrored tactics used by Donald Trump when she profanely called for his impeachment, showing how even the president's most ardent opponents have now adopted his disruptive political style, writes @elainejgodfrey
The Republican congressman's reelection bid is a microcosm of the politics of fear in Trump's America.
Parker Richards"Publicly disgraced, out of money, and facing… jail time… what was an indicted congressman to do? … Try to eke out a win by waging one of the most brazenly anti-Muslim smear campaigns in recent history." @mckaycoppins on the race in #CA50
Classical liberal values have disappeared from the right and are now disappearing from the left. Someone needs to adopt them. Why not the GOP?
Parker Richards"…in a democratic society, conservatism and liberalism are not really opposites. They are different facets of the common democratic creed." Read @davidfrum on the need for a new liberalism
An explosive letter calling on the pope to resign may say more about its author than anything else.
Parker Richards"How Francis responds will define his papacy": Sexual abuse, a holy war between conservative and liberal clergy, and what the Viganò letter says about… Viganò. @RachelDonadio on the letter rocking the Catholic world