Julia Ioffe
Senior Editor

A Striver's Guide to CPAC
March 15, 2013

How to get your conservative dream job.

Joe the Plumber Sighted at CPAC (Sort Of)
March 15, 2013

He "attended" the conservative conference via Google Hangout.

Neigh Gourmet
March 04, 2013

I’m just going to come out and say it: I love horsemeat. It’s lean, yet tender, it is flavorful but not gamy; it’s delicious. Those IKEA meatball-eaters have no idea how lucky they are.

Gun Shy
February 26, 2013

Funny thing about the NRA's Wayne LaPierre: He doesn't much like guns. Or people. Here’s why the gun lobby doesn’t care about finding a more cuddly spokesperson.

Ezra Klein: The Wise Boy
February 12, 2013

A tale of striving and success in modern-day Washington.

Russia's Past Is Ever Present
February 08, 2013

The "homosexual propaganda" ban is traditionalism at its worst.

Disinaugural Blues
January 23, 2013

Libertarian protesters made a pretty big splash during the Obama years. But not on Inauguration Day.

Inaugural Party Hopping: Californian Politicians Predicting Oscars Edition
January 20, 2013

What to Talk About with California Pols at an Inauguration Party? Oscars, of Course.

Gerard Depardieu's Russian Citizenship Is a Passport to a Westerner's Playground
January 08, 2013

He gets all the benefits, without any of the drawbacks.

John Kerry's Quiet Campaign Pays Off
December 22, 2012

Just like Susan Rice, Senator John Kerry was one of candidate Barack Obama’s earliest supporters, back when it was risky. The conventional wisdom was that Hillary Clinton was going to win and the people who had failed to join her would be left with tombstones for careers. (“A Clinton never forgets,” the terrified saying went.) Just like Rice, Kerry hoped for a certain, specific prize. For Rice it was national security advisor; for Kerry, secretary of state.