My Journey to the Center of the Alt-Right
Huffington Post Highline
November 3, 2016
I went to a white nationalist ethnostate in Indiana. I got bounced from a secret meeting in D.C. I spent weeks figuring out how hate gurgles up from the nastiest recesses of the Internet. And I'm sorry to report that unconscionable racists will be a force in American politics well beyond November 8.
What a Dick: The Chris Christie Story
June 30, 2015
Politics has its fair share of unabashed assholes. But Chris Christie, well, he is something special. Christie is a dick. He is a gifted grudge-holder, a talented revenge-seeker and a world-class sprayer of invective and bile. To discover what it’s like to be in Christie’s crosshairs, we reached across the decades of his career to locate some aggrieved souls who could describe the feeling best. Herewith, a sampling of stories -- tales of both survival and ruin -- that litter the political legacy of a man who, until a certain traffic jam, was a GOP darling and a favorite for the White House.
Even money, lots and lots of money, can’t buy him love in Washington. A story of lobbying and its limits. And arm-wrestling. And Steven Seagal.
Bill Maher Isn't Sorry
November 21, 2013
Bill Maher is our one TV host who is well and truly angry—a pugnacious debater with an acerbic wit that hits audiences as a healthy corrective to the claptrap of cable news. And God bless him for that, though he will not appreciate the gesture.
Judson Phillips Threw a Tea Party, and Trouble Came
February 5, 2010
Judson Phillips is the latest incarnation of that quintessential American bootstrapper lurching on to the American political stage from some redoubt of anonymity. The difference: Phillips landed Sarah Palin for his Tea Party convention in Nashville. A deeper look into the strange and sudden emergence of this "small town lawyer."
May 28, 2009
Where the cool kids in the Obama administration hang out.