Michael Ames writes about politics, culture and Western issues and has contributed to Harper’s Magazine, The Atlantic, Lucky Peach and many others. Follow him on Twitter: @mirkel.

Barking Mad

Raul Labrador has almost no experience in Congress and a mutinous habit. Ordinarily, that would make a run for House Majority Leader impossible. But these aren’t ordinary times.

Serial Predator

One Scout’s accusations against a counselor opened the floodgates of testimony by numerous victims. By Michael Ames.

The gun industry is having a banner year, and women are a huge part of the boom. Michael Ames reports from the NRA’s 141st annual meeting.