The State Department that I once served is adrift, and its leadership is too often complicit in Trump’s worst tendencies.
Yoni AppelbaumA career diplomat who rose to Deputy Secretary of State—William J. Burns—has a warning: Donald Trump is hollowing out the ranks of those dedicated to service, and the consequences will haunt us
Yoni Appelbaum1. I’m sitting here holding a copy of our December issue. Never let anyone tell you that print is dead. This thing is gorgeous, and it’s packed with amazing journalism. Start here, with this from @JeffreyGoldberg
A tectonic demographic shift is under way. Can the country hold together?
Yoni Appelbaum1. For our December issue, I wrote about a question that has obsessed me of late: What happens when a large section of the population becomes convinced that it cannot continue to win elections, and also that it cannot afford to lose them?
Yoni Appelbaum6. But—and this is essential—demography is not actually destiny. Center-right parties have succeeded in broadening their coalitions before, and can again. It is not 1860 in America, or even 1850—but the threats to democracy are real and urgent
He was an ordinary businessman with no experience in journalism or politics, but he helped Woodward and Bernstein break a Watergate-era story.
Yoni AppelbaumIf you’ve found yourself wasting afternoons, reading through page after page of newly released transcripts?
Here’s the story of one man who did exactly that, and whose close reading skills—honed by a love of Faulkner—brought down a president
Disparaging comments. Demeaning jokes. As the mogul reportedly considers a 2020 presidential run, it remains an open question whether his long-alleged history of undermining women will affect his chances.
Without substantive defenses of the president, and deprived of process complaints, Trump’s allies resort to toxic xenophobia and baseless accusations.
Yoni Appelbaum"Vindman’s experience as a refugee doesn’t make him a traitor; it makes him more viscerally able to appreciate the importance of rule of law … Suggesting otherwise without evidence is appalling and immoral, but it is the natural progression of Trumpism.“
The journalist James Foley wanted to understand Syrians who had no voice. ISIS murdered him.
Yoni AppelbaumOn Saturday night, Diane Foley received a call from the FBI’s Hostage Recovery Fusion Cell that “one valuable target had been located.” Hours later, the national-security adviser called again to confirm: It was Baghdadi.