A small sample of my reporting, analysis, commentary and blog posts. Some articles are listed under multiple categories.

Some recent favorites:

The Nation: Bolivia’s remarkable socialist success story

Esquire: What Vice gets wrong about Dick Cheney’s politics

Pacific Standard: Bernie Sanders’ speech on democratic socialism was about reclaiming the concept of freedom for the left. 

The Guardian: A Bloomberg 2020 run would help the left – by failing spectacularly

Vice: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is already breaking the rules

Vice: Democrats are blowing a huge opportunity on climate change

Some popular editions of the newsletter:

What happened to Ta-Nehisi Coates?

Behind the collapse of Mic: a farewell to algorithms

My two weeks of mayhem in Russia

All genres:

I read Trump’s trade adviser’s anti-China book. It’s wilder than you can imagine.

I ate at North Korea’s state-run restaurant chain in China. It was weird.

Why I Never Use the Word ‘Successful’

Notes on my grandfather

Adventures in Saudi Arabia

What people got completely wrong about the Paris attacks

Notes on Trump at the UN

Politics & Policy

What Vice gets wrong about Dick Cheney’s politics

A Bloomberg 2020 run would help the left – by failing spectacularly

Bernie Sanders’ speech on democratic socialism was about reclaiming the concept of freedom for the left. 

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is already breaking the rules

Democrats are blowing a huge opportunity on climate change

Trump’s first 100 days destroyed the myth that government should be run like a business

Why Do So Many Rich People Think They’re in the Middle Class?

Nikki Haley’s path to the presidency runs right past Trump

 #BlackLivesMatter Must Move Beyond Protests — Or Risk Losing the Fight for Racial Justice

What the US — And Bernie Sanders — Can Learn From Canada’s Single-Payer Health Care System

Does Immigration Really Cost People Their Jobs?

The Panama Papers Leak Reveal Just How Badly the 1% Is Screwing Us Over

The Student Debt Strike Movement Is Finally Getting the Attention It Deserves

The Most Important Socialist in America Not Named Bernie Sanders Just Won Re-election

The Little-Known Story of Elizabeth Warren’s Republican Past Reveals So Much About the GOP

Foreign affairs

I read Trump’s trade adviser’s anti-China book. It’s wilder than you can imagine.

I ate at North Korea’s state-run restaurant chain in China. It was weird.

North Korea is more rational than you think

The special ingredient that helps explain Saudi Arabia’s diplomatic war on Qatar

Nikki Haley’s path to the presidency runs right past Trump

Rapid-fire news & news analysis

Trump’s message to the world at the UN: every country is on its own

A Tearful Obama Announces New Executive Actions on Gun Control

Trump just pulled out of the TPP free trade deal

Bernie Sanders Raised $4,815 a Minute in the 18 Hours After New Hampshire

Donald Trump Jr.’s tour through India is staggeringly corrupt

Q&As with interesting people

Elizabeth Warren on Trump and her VP prospects

Robert Reich Explains Why Capitalism Is Broken and the Importance of Bernie Sanders

Cornel West Talks About Endorsing Bernie Sanders, Black Lives Matter and Donald Trump

“Another kick in the teeth”: a top economist on how trade with China helped elect Trump

Julian Castro on How the Obama Administration Got 50% of Homeless Veterans Off the Streets in 4 Years

Miscellaneous

I’m a Devout Atheist — Here’s What I Love About Religion