Primaries Are Where Politics Happens Today, And That's Why The Amazon Deal Died

The old cliché is all politics is local. Today, our most meaningful politics happens during the primaries — and that's what doomed Amazon in New York.

Ben Smith • One month ago
Ben Smith • One month ago

Don’t Blame Millennials For All The Emotional Support Animals, Delta’s CEO Said

The situation is “out of control” — but not because of millennials, Ed Bastian told BuzzFeed News.

Ben Smith • 2 months ago
Ben Smith • 3 months ago
Ben Smith • 3 months ago

The Biggest Democratic Stars Of The Midterms Lost. Here’s Who You Should Know About Now.

There's a new, wildly diverse, and largely female Democratic group joining the House of Representatives.

Nidhi Prakash • 4 months ago

Barack Obama Is Back On The Campaign Trail And Back In A Box

“That is not how America works. That is how some tin-pot dictatorship works."

Ben Smith • 4 months ago
Ben Smith • 5 months ago

Can Mike Bloomberg Make America Boring Again?

Being dull could be the way to the presidency in 2020. And the former New York City mayor wouldn't be the only one to try.

Ben Smith • 5 months ago

Democrats Don’t Want A Leader Like Andrew Cuomo — Do They?

"The only Democrat who's unscrupulous enough to out-Trump Trump.”

Ben Smith • 6 months ago
Ben Smith • 6 months ago

These Tipping Activists Deny Being Funded By The Restaurant Lobby

Restaurant Workers of America has fought hard against raising salaries for tipped workers and has gotten advice from a powerful DC strategist.

Claudia Koerner • 8 months ago

Progressives Have Won The Narrative. Will They Start Winning Some Primaries Tuesday?

Money and the machine aren’t the only ingredients in politics.

Ben Smith • 8 months ago

Elon Musk Is No Donald Trump

When it comes to media criticism, comparing Elon Musk to Donald Trump is very unfair — to Trump.

Ben Smith • 9 months ago
Ben Smith • 10 months ago

Macron Says Trump Will Likely Kill The Iran Deal

The US flip-flops on treaties are “insane,” the French president said.

Ben Smith • 10 months ago
Ben Smith • 10 months ago

What Comes After The Social Media Empires

“Maybe we’ve reached the point where it’s not even possible to have Facebook in common.”

Ben Smith • 11 months ago

This Is What It Was Like Learning To Report Before Fake News Was The Biggest Problem In The World

As a young reporter in Eastern Europe in 2001, I expected to witness the “end of history” and the flowering of democracy. That was just one of the mistakes I made.

Ben Smith • 11 months ago

Trump Brings "Christmas For Neocons"

Welcome to the Donald Rumsfeld–Liz Cheney restoration.

Henry J. Gomez • 11 months ago