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Michael Brendan Dougherty

Senior correspondent

Michael Brendan Dougherty is senior correspondent at TheWeek.com. He is the founder and editor of The Slurve, a newsletter about baseball. His work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, ESPN Magazine, Slate and The American Conservative.

Why TrumpTV would thrive
The future of information.
Analysis

Why TrumpTV would thrive

Will Obama foolishly escalate his secret wars?
A legacy in the balance and two wars at play.
Opinion

Will Obama foolishly escalate his secret wars?

Let's hope Hillary Clinton is lying about Syria and Russia
If this is Clinton's foreign policy, we should have none of it.
Opinion

Let's hope Hillary Clinton is lying about Syria and Russia

Donald Trump did everything he could at the debate. Was it enough?
Good, but not good enough.
Opinion

Donald Trump did everything he could at the debate. Was it enough?

Donald Trump's campaign is in crisis. He needs a miracle in tonight's debate.
Donald Trump will have to pray for a successful debate.
Opinion

Donald Trump's campaign is in crisis. He needs a miracle in tonight's debate.

Mike Pence's bizarro world
Mike Pence
Opinion

Mike Pence's bizarro world

The social justice case for Hillary Clinton ends at America's borders
Hillary's hawkishness has attracted the support of several neocons.
Opinion

The social justice case for Hillary Clinton ends at America's borders

Would America's bureaucrats sabotage a Trump presidency?
The transition alone would be a mess.
Analysis

Would America's bureaucrats sabotage a Trump presidency?

The case against esoteric Trumpism
Trump in the abstract.
Opinion

The case against esoteric Trumpism

How Monday night's debate became a clash of caricatures
The blowhard vs. the nerd.
Opinion

How Monday night's debate became a clash of caricatures

Why Donald Trump should double down on crazy at tonight's debate
Donald Trump should give it his all tonight.
Opinion

Why Donald Trump should double down on crazy at tonight's debate

Millions of American men aren't working. Donald Trump is the only one speaking for them.
Feeling ignored by the government? Trump's got your back.
Opinion

Millions of American men aren't working. Donald Trump is the only one speaking for them.

The limits of a Trump presidency
Would a Trump presidency have the ability to destroy the United States?
Analysis

The limits of a Trump presidency

How journalism got exploited by hackers
They're watching.
Analysis

How journalism got exploited by hackers

A field guide to Republicans' tangled relationship with Vladimir Putin
Nested together.
Analysis

A field guide to Republicans' tangled relationship with Vladimir Putin

America is losing its longest war
U.S. troops in Afghanistan in 2014.
Feature

America is losing its longest war

How the GOP burned a generation of political talent
All of the contenders
Feature

How the GOP burned a generation of political talent

How the media internalized Donald Trump's abysmally low standards
Trump's low bar.
Opinion

How the media internalized Donald Trump's abysmally low standards

America is suffering from a heroin epidemic. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton don't seem to care.
Trump-branded heroin has been found throughout the Northeast.
Analysis

America is suffering from a heroin epidemic. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton don't seem to care.

How Donald Trump shattered his own movement
Donald Trump is setting his supporters up for failure.
Opinion

How Donald Trump shattered his own movement

Why the EU overplayed its hand against Apple
Did the EU go too far?
Opinion

Why the EU overplayed its hand against Apple

Sympathy for Anthony Weiner
A man and his vices.
Opinion

Sympathy for Anthony Weiner

How Donald Trump destroyed immigration reform
Donald Trump's thoughts on immigration are as unpredictable as can be expected.
Opinion

How Donald Trump destroyed immigration reform

The tricky politics of the burkini backlash
In some way, most conform to the fashions of society.
Opinion

The tricky politics of the burkini backlash

Does the commissioner of baseball understand baseball?
Changing baseball could ruin it.
Analysis

Does the commissioner of baseball understand baseball?

Donald Trump has made this election all about himself. That was stupid.
Trump has missed so many opportunities to target Hillary.
Opinion

Donald Trump has made this election all about himself. That was stupid.

Donald Trump, the clickbait candidate
Click.
Opinion

Donald Trump, the clickbait candidate

How Republicans can rebuild after their civil war
Trump doesn't have to be the end.
Analysis

How Republicans can rebuild after their civil war

Obama will leave his successor a ticking time bomb
Passing the torch.
Opinion

Obama will leave his successor a ticking time bomb

A-Rod deserved better
Alex Rodriguez has spent 13 years with the Yankees.
Analysis

A-Rod deserved better

The curse of a Clinton landslide
How would a Hillary Clinton administration handle the White House?
Analysis

The curse of a Clinton landslide

America is losing its longest war
U.S. troops in Afghanistan in 2014.
Opinion

America is losing its longest war

The anti-establishment case for Hillary Clinton
Sick of the establishment? A Hillary presidency is sure to put an end to it.
Opinion

The anti-establishment case for Hillary Clinton

Donald Trump's character counts
Donald Trump speaks at a Town Hall event in New Hampshire.
Opinion

Donald Trump's character counts

It's no longer Democrat versus Republican. It's aspiration versus anxiety.
The contenders.
Opinion

It's no longer Democrat versus Republican. It's aspiration versus anxiety.

America is more divided than ever. So why is Obama optimistic?
Obama's rose-colored perspective.
Opinion

America is more divided than ever. So why is Obama optimistic?