Derek Robertson, POLITICO

Derek Robertson


Washington, DC, United States

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Past articles by Derek:

Trump’s Metaphysical Wall: An Investigation

Does the president think we already have a border wall? → Read More

The Day Trump Never Stopped Tweeting

In late August, the president reached his peak performance in 2018. → Read More

Michelle Obama Wants to Save Politics By Staying Out of Them

The most popular Democrat in America is doing just fine outside the arena, thanks. → Read More

Can Comedy Heal the Wounds of War?

A millennial-run nonprofit is bridging a divide between the military and civilians by giving a veterans a chance to tell ther stories—and their jokes—in public. → Read More

Why ‘Sorry to Bother You’ Is 2018’s Sharpest Political Satire

And, for once, it has nothing to do with Trump. → Read More

Why the ‘Classical Liberal’ is Making a Comeback

A perfect storm of political upheaval has led to the resurgence of a label with centuries-old roots. → Read More

The 10 Names That Matter on China Policy

Trump’s skepticism of Asia was a key part of his campaign’s identity. These 10 people are dealing with the reality. → Read More

Tell Us: Which Trump Loyalist Will Survive 2018?

The Trump White House often feels more ‘Game of Thrones’ than ‘Team of Rivals.’ Now you get to predict who makes it to the series finale. → Read More

How the Quietly Radical ‘Black Panther’ Took Over Hollywood

Marvel’s most prominent black superhero hasn’t always been one of their superstars. But the Afrofuturist, anti-colonial worldview the series espouses makes it perfect for the moment. → Read More

Trump After Dark: Back to the Future edition

It’s a good time to look back at what Year One of a Trump presidency has meant. → Read More

The Network Keeping Dallas’ Most Vulnerable Citizens Afloat

Poverty, especially for families, is severe in Dallas, but the city's institutions are banding together to provide relief. → Read More

How Donald Trump Ruined Thanksgiving

A new study finds that after last year’s scorched-earth presidential campaign, Americans could barely stand to look each other in the eye. → Read More

Why the Law Might Not Allow the Senate to Expel Roy Moore

Expelling Moore might not be as easy as many Republicans seem to think, at least from a legal perspective. → Read More

Manafort's clothing tab: $1.3 million

According to one November 2010 outlay to a Beverly Hills clothing store, Manafort spent $128,280. → Read More

Mayors to Young America: ‘Can We Talk?’

The nation’s most vibrant cities are the ones millennials choose to live in. But America’s mayors are split on the best way to attract them—and keep them happy. → Read More

How a Young Woman’s DIY Jukebox Caught the Eye of the White House

Sierra Seabrease’s playful tech project at a Baltimore after-school program captured the attention of Washington officials and convinced her to pursue mechanical engineering in college. → Read More

How Chicago Created ‘Community College’ for Special Ed Students

Schools like Southside Occupational Academy are helping young people with disabilities transition from high school to independent living. → Read More

Misinformation Is the New Normal of Mass Shootings

Conspiracy theories and other deliberately false assertions have become as predictable as the gun control debate. → Read More

Making Peace on Chicago’s Most Dangerous Block

A loose network of mentorship programs is trying to fill a leadership void—and protect the city’s most vulnerable young people. → Read More

Chicagoans Say "Yes in My Backyard" to Affordable Housing

The primary goal of Neighbors for Affordable Housing in Jefferson Park has been to show Chicago's City Council the importance of affordable housing. → Read More