The Republican Party is farther right than U.K.I.P. and France’s National Rally, according to an analysis of their platforms.
By Sahil Chinoy
Prognoses are more of an art than a science. Maybe it’s better not to know.
By BJ Miller and Shoshana Berger
Trump holds off his hawks — for now.
By Maureen Dowd
The E.P.A. found that a small town in Louisiana was overloaded with carcinogens. Why didn’t that mean the government had to act?
By Sharon Lerner
Emaciated gray whales are washing ashore dead. Scientists are trying to solve the mystery.
By Heidi Cullen, Andrew DeVogelaere and John Ryan
The president, like his opposition, may be underestimating his ability to win.
By Jamelle Bouie
I have written almost 450 postcards to politicians. As Margaret Atwood said, “A word after a word after a word is power.”
By Elisabeth Egan
We’re drawn to tales of fierce resistance by oppressed minorities. But those stories can blind us to how social progress happens.
By Kwame Anthony Appiah
Can his rivals fracture or overwhelm his coalition?
By Ross Douthat
President Trump’s new energy plan aims to save coal-burning power plants and miners’ jobs. It won’t do either.
By The Editorial Board