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.

NRA Convention

Michael Ames reports from Houston from the NRA convention, where he found some unexpected advocates.

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.