The Trump administration’s commitment to deterring immigration through cruelty has made horrifying conditions in detention facilities inevitable.
Yoni Appelbaum"When those in power are caught abusing that power in ways that are morally indefensible and politically unpopular, they will always seek to turn an argument about oppression into a dispute about manners,” writes @AdamSerwer
What new research reveals about sexual predators, and why police fail to catch them
Yoni AppelbaumWe have the capacity—tomorrow—to take an enormous number of serial rapists off the streets, with ironclad evidence. Read this astonishing reporting from @barbarabradleyh, and you will burn with indignation at our collective inaction
The president would do well to take his own advice.
Yoni AppelbaumFifty years ago, a young man fled across the water from the endemic corruption and violence of his native county, but brought its broken, transactional political culture along with him. Maybe he should go back where he came from?
A famously brainy former Boston Red Sox catcher broke down the psychology and physiology behind baseball pitches two years after retiring from the game.
Yoni Appelbaum4. Here, for your reading pleasure, is Moe Berg’s 1941 gem, “Pitchers and Catchers,” as first published in @TheAtlantic. It’s remarkable how well it holds up as an account of the American game.
The president’s text existed only to provide a reason why he needed to stand in one place long enough for five waves of warplanes to cross the sky.
Yoni Appelbaum"No non-American could watch that spectacle at the Lincoln Memorial and feel that America stood for anything good or right or universal. Power worshipped power, for its own sake," writes @DavidFrum
The question is which vision of America it’s being used to advance.
Yoni AppelbaumThe first Fourth of July was marked by crowds murdering King George III in effigy—then ringing bells and lighting bonfires, in symbolic inversion of the King’s Birthday. So, um, yeah. It’s always been political
Garry McFadden is taking a stand. But will North Carolina’s legislature strip his office of the powers he’s using?
Yoni Appelbaum1. For years, southern sheriffs used the independence and power of their office to shape their communities. Then, last year, North Carolina’s seven largest cities elected black sheriffs. Here’s what happened next
The great bonfires of Gallows Hill—and what they tell us about America.
Yoni Appelbaum1. The Fourth of July was once a raucous, avowedly partisan, boozy occasion—so how did it become a celebratory civic gathering? Gather round for a tale of bonfires, fireworks, and patriotic tetanus.
The Supreme Court’s contorted reasoning in a gerrymandering case leaves a fundamental flaw in our constitutional democracy without hope of a judicial remedy.
Yoni AppelbaumCharles Fried served as Solicitor General under Reagan, and testified in favor of John Roberts’s nomination. But he offers this scathing rebuke for the Chief’s ruling on gerrymandering
He is using the office he holds to advance his extraordinary lifetime project of assigning unchecked power to the president.
Yoni AppelbaumDonald Ayer served as Deputy Attorney General in the administration of George H.W. Bush. The man who succeeded him that role is Bill Barr, who now serves as Attorney General. And Ayer has a warning for us
Despite spending billions of dollars on hardware, our regional partners don’t have the capabilities we need.
Yoni Appelbaum“Let me be impolite but clear: Despite spending billions on military hardware, our Gulf partners do not have very good militaries.” @ExumAM on how American policy in the Gulf has gone wrong