Latest from Dan Zak

Texas is freezing, but the roast of Ted Cruz is on

A senator nobody likes walks into a scandal nobody can resist.
  • Feb 18, 2021

The grid leaves us powerless

The trouble in Texas is a chilling reminder of the fragility of our foundations.
  • Feb 18, 2021

Day 1 of Impeachment 2: Tears, fears and seasick poetry

Are we sinking, or just riding out another political storm?
  • Feb 9, 2021

Cloris Leachman rose to the bottom of our hearts

Over her 74-year career, the actress showed us the highest lows and the lowest highs.
  • Jan 28, 2021

The last day of Donald

“Macho Man” fades out.
  • Jan 20, 2021

What does Josh Hawley think he’s doing?

A law-geek Missouri senator with an elite pedigree tries to grab the mantle of right-wing populism.
  • Jan 17, 2021

Joe Biden, 78, will lead an American gerontocracy

He’ll be the oldest president, but hardly the last of his kind in Washington.
  • Jan 12, 2021

The grand finale of the Trump show: America watches farce devolve to horror

A four-year descent into political madness ends with insurrection at the Capitol.
  • Jan 7, 2021

Here are some good things about this year

Amid the wreckage of 2020, we found weird, unexpected gifts.
  • Dec 29, 2020

A Kraken is loose in America

What is it, and what does it want?
  • Dec 10, 2020