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Marc Ambinder

Editor-at-large

Marc Ambinder is TheWeek.com's editor-at-large. He is the author, with D.B. Grady, of The Command and Deep State: Inside the Government Secrecy Industry. Marc is also a contributing editor for The Atlantic and GQ. Formerly, he served as White House correspondent for National Journal, chief political consultant for CBS News, and politics editor at The Atlantic. Marc is a 2001 graduate of Harvard. He is married to Michael Park, a corporate strategy consultant, and lives in Los Angeles.

Wait. Donald Trump is winning?
It's not so black and white.
Feature

Wait. Donald Trump is winning?

Bernie Sanders' campaign isn't about ideas anymore. It's about him.
Fighting for what?
Opinion

Bernie Sanders' campaign isn't about ideas anymore. It's about him.

What Clinton should really fear about Trump
Hillary Clinton should watch her back.
Opinion

What Clinton should really fear about Trump

The Libertarian Party is blowing its big chance
Gary Johnson may have missed his opportunity.
Analysis

The Libertarian Party is blowing its big chance

The end of spare time
Time seems to fly away.
Feature

The end of spare time

How Bernie Sanders could elect more Democrats than Hillary Clinton — without being the nominee
State Democrats need your help, Bernie.
Analysis

How Bernie Sanders could elect more Democrats than Hillary Clinton — without being the nominee

Don't freak out about Donald Trump. Everything is going to be okay.
Things aren't as bad as they seem.
Opinion

Don't freak out about Donald Trump. Everything is going to be okay.

The Clinton Doomsday scenario
Is a Hillary Clinton win a sure thing?
Analysis

The Clinton Doomsday scenario

Why Bernie Sanders should never give up
Don't stop fighting.
Opinion

Why Bernie Sanders should never give up

Why Republicans won't even try to nominate the next president at their convention
Donald Trump at his victory speech.
Analysis

Why Republicans won't even try to nominate the next president at their convention

Bernie Sanders made his best case against Hillary Clinton in the Brooklyn debate. It wasn't good enough.
No stopping Hillary now.
Opinion

Bernie Sanders made his best case against Hillary Clinton in the Brooklyn debate. It wasn't good enough.

Donald Trump has a delegate problem. And it's not the one you think.
Trump has a problem.
Analysis

Donald Trump has a delegate problem. And it's not the one you think.

An open letter to Mitch McConnell
Would Mitch McConnell support Donald Trump if he wins the nomination?
Opinion

An open letter to Mitch McConnell

Donald Trump's disruption of the Fox News debate is a political masterstroke
A clever twist in the Republican primary drama.
Analysis

Donald Trump's disruption of the Fox News debate is a political masterstroke

Why Donald Trump is so politically dangerous
Nothing to lose.
Analysis

Why Donald Trump is so politically dangerous

The profound insecurity of Donald Trump
Trump greets supporters.
Opinion

The profound insecurity of Donald Trump

The myth of Donald Trump, passing fad
Donald Trump will cast a long shadow, whether he wins or loses.
Analysis

The myth of Donald Trump, passing fad

What we know about gun violence may surprise you
A gun store in Oregon.
Analysis

What we know about gun violence may surprise you

15 hard questions after San Bernardino
weapons carried by suspects at the scene of a shootout in San Bernardino, California.
Opinion

15 hard questions after San Bernardino

Why fighting gun violence by arming citizens isn't a crazy idea
What's the critical, time-sensitive policy solution?
Opinion

Why fighting gun violence by arming citizens isn't a crazy idea

Guns need food. Starve them.
Feeding the beast.
Analysis

Guns need food. Starve them.

Newly declassified documents reveal how America missed a major nuclear war scare
President Reagan in November 1981
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Newly declassified documents reveal how America missed a major nuclear war scare

How Hillary Clinton won the Democratic debate and thwarted a Joe Biden candidacy
Hillary Clinton
Opinion

How Hillary Clinton won the Democratic debate and thwarted a Joe Biden candidacy

Trump is still king of social media
Time for a closeup.
Analysis

Trump is still king of social media

Why Boehner bowed out
House Speaker John Boehner
Analysis

Why Boehner bowed out

Scott Walker's long, slow slide
Scott Walkers announcement
Opinion

Scott Walker's long, slow slide

How Carly Fiorina broke Donald Trump's stranglehold on the GOP — and helped Jeb Bush
The Republican presidential debate.
Opinion

How Carly Fiorina broke Donald Trump's stranglehold on the GOP — and helped Jeb Bush

10 questions I'd like Republicans to answer at the 2016 debate
Republican presidential debate
Opinion

10 questions I'd like Republicans to answer at the 2016 debate

What would a Donald Trump presidency be like?
Donald Trump
Opinion

What would a Donald Trump presidency be like?

When it's okay to believe in 9/11 conspiracy theories
The south tower of the World Trade Center
Marc Ambinder

When it's okay to believe in 9/11 conspiracy theories

Let's treat Kim Davis better than she treats gay couples
Kim Davis
Opinion

Let's treat Kim Davis better than she treats gay couples

Confessions of a budding Periscope addict
Periscope
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Confessions of a budding Periscope addict

Donald Trump did get one thing right about John McCain
John McCain in 1967
Opinion

Donald Trump did get one thing right about John McCain

Donald Trump is better at social media than any other 2016 candidate
Trump FTW.
Opinion

Donald Trump is better at social media than any other 2016 candidate

How 2016 Republicans are proving their impotence on gay marriage
Opinion

How 2016 Republicans are proving their impotence on gay marriage

America's evolution on gay rights is astonishing. And for so many of us, it's personal.
Gay rights celebrants in California.
Opinion

America's evolution on gay rights is astonishing. And for so many of us, it's personal.