Julia Ioffe
Senior Editor

But You Can Never Leave: Edward Snowden Asks For Asylum In Russia
July 01, 2013

A week and a few hours after Edward Snowden touched down in Moscow, a week spent confined to the transit-zone hotel at Sheremetyevo airport and somehow still managing to leak things about the NSA's operations in Europe, he did the inevitable and aske

Michele Bachmann, Please, Girl, Read Your Dang Bible
June 26, 2013

"Marriage," said Minnesota Republican Michele Bachmann when the Supreme Court handed down its decision banning DOMA, "was created by the hand of God. No man, not even a Supreme Court, can undo what a holy God has instituted."

Deregulating Your Cake, and Eating It, Too
June 26, 2013

When the Supreme Court announced yesterday that it had eviscerated the Voting Rights Act, Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley had an interesting reaction.

Putin: Snowden Is a "Free Man"
June 25, 2013

Edward Snowden's going to stay in Russia, just you wait

Putin Won't Extradite Snowden, Won't Shear Pig
June 25, 2013

In his statement that he won't be handing over Jason Bourne-impersonator Edward Snowden to the Americans, Russian President Vladimir Putin said something that made that record-scratching halt!

Edward Snowden's Strange Layover in Moscow
June 23, 2013

As I write this, Edward Snowden waits in a "capsule" at a new hotel at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport until he takes off for Havana at 2:05pm tomorrow afternoon.

Those $%@#&! Russians Aren't Always Wrong
June 18, 2013

It was no surprise that, after speaking in private for two hours in Northern Ireland, President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin looked “tense and uncomfortable,” or, as the pool report put it, “serious and unsmiling.” Not only did t

President Rand Paul
June 17, 2013

His views are extreme. His political skills are fierce. And that's what makes him so dangerous.

The Bizarre End to Vladimir Putin's Bizarre Marriage
June 06, 2013

Hunting season's open: The Russian president is officially a stag

Susan Rice is a Better Fit for National Security Adviser than for Secretary of State
June 05, 2013

Why Susan Rice is a better fit for national security adviser than for secretary of state.