Analysis & Comment

Opinion | How Identity Politics Took Over the Republican Party

Produced by ‘The Ezra Klein Show’ One problem with the conversation around political polarization is that it can imply that polarization is a static, singular thing. That our divisions are fixed and unchanging. But that’s not how it is at all. The dimensions of conflict change, and they change quickly. In the Obama era, Republicans […]

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Opinion | Should We Worry As Billionaires Buy Up Newspapers?

LA Times owner Patrick Soon-Shiong says we should — and he’s one of those billionaires. Produced by ‘Sway’ Patrick Soon-Shiong has some things in common with Rupert Murdoch and Jeff Bezos. He has billions of dollars, and he owns a media outlet — or several of them. In 2018, Soon-Shiong — who minted his fortune […]

Analysis & Comment

Opinion | What’s Keeping Biden’s Chief of Staff Up at Night?

‘Everything’ — except, apparently, the midterms. Produced by ‘Sway’ As the White House chief of staff, Ron Klain helps determine how the president spends scarce resources like time and political capital. Kara Swisher interviews him five months into the job — at a moment when the country is shy of President Biden’s July 4 vaccine […]