Michael Kinsley

Washington, D.C.


Michael Kinsley is a columnist at Vanity Fair and a contributing columnist for The Post. He is a contributor to The New Yorker, the founder of Slate and has served as the editor of The New Republic and Harper's, the managing editor of The Washington Monthly, and the American editor of The Economist.
Latest from Michael Kinsley

What would ‘America’s Got Talent’ look like if Trump has his way?

To Trump, many of the "America's Got Talent" contestants are just the sort of people who ought to be kept out.

August 4, 2016

Brexit: Democracy in its purest form

Majority rule failed the British people.

July 3, 2016

Rectifying the injustice in our bathrooms

Urinals must be removed and toilet stalls added, until women have an opportunity to relieve themselves that is equal to men’s.

May 24, 2016

What do voters see in Trump? His authentic phoniness.

Not knowing what he’ll do next does have its charms, and they go beyond entertainment.

April 27, 2016

The tragedy of ‘foreign policy elites’

What, after all, have foreign policy elites of either party done for us lately?

April 17, 2016

Trump retreats to mainstream Republican rhetoric on abortion

Republican and business leaders are looking around desperately for something to use as a chisel to cut the Trump ice block down to size. Abortion is not going to be their chisel.

March 31, 2016

Our presidential candidates are finally starting to look like America

In both parties, the candidates’ demographics have finally caught up to the country.

March 25, 2016

Donald Trump, hand size and the presidential campaign’s decline

“Mine is bigger than yours” has been the subtext of politics for a long time.

March 7, 2016

The war of words behind the Supreme Court nomination battle

“Originalism” and “judicial activism” are in the eye of the beholder.

February 28, 2016

How the Internet will disrupt higher education’s most valuable asset: Prestige

What happens when the size of the student body isn’t confined by the size of lecture halls?

February 5, 2016