Isaac Chotiner

Liz Cheney's Gay-Marriage View Would Be Repugnant Even If Her Sister Were Straight
Its not about whether she's bad for her sibling. It's whether she's bad for millions of others.
November 19, 2013

Her anti-gay stance is repugnant because it hurts millions of people—not because one of them is her sibling

Jeb Bush: I'm Too Poor to Run for President!
And, poor thing, he may believe it
November 17, 2013

Want to understand the disconnect between the rich and everyone else? Read about how an heir to a dynasty worried he'd impoverished his family by serving as governor of a large state.

Politico Magazine Looks Like an In-Flight Magazine
Of Air Force One?
November 15, 2013

The D.C. political paper produces a magazine. Critics pounce.

Someone Not Named P.G. Wodehouse Has Just Written a New Bertie and Jeeves Novel
November 13, 2013

Someone not named P.G. Wodehouse has just written a new Bertie and Jeeves novel, and Wodehouse fans should worry.

A Chris Christie Presidency Would Be a Disaster for Liberals
November 10, 2013

Christie's moderate views on certain social issues would do little to change things. His severe views on fiscal and foreign policy are another story. 

Malcolm Gladwell Has Found God (and Glenn Beck)
November 07, 2013

The "Tipping Point" author talks to us about why he visited Glenn Beck, and how he admires faith

To Run For President, Chris Christie Will Have to Get Much Less Moderate, or Much More Unpleasant.
Neither option is good for him
November 05, 2013

With a big win over his Democratic opponent on Tuesday, Chris Christie is sure to enjoy more accolades, and speculation about his plans for higher office.

Slavoj Žižek is Absurd: Pornography Edition
November 04, 2013

The New Republic's Adam Kirsch has already laid bare what is, respectively, sinister and fraudulent about Slavoj Žižek, the Slovene philosopher and campus hero.

Obama Did Not Almost 'Throw His Reelection Away'—and the Authors of 'Double Down' Know It
November 03, 2013

Debates, and other political performances, don't change elections. Political reporters know it. But their work depends on not admitting it.

Hillary Clinton's Plan to Prevent a Left-Wing Challenger
October 31, 2013

Hillary Clinton is a bigger favorite to be the next president than any non-incumbent in history at a comparable time in the election cycle.