Politics

chicago

A quick and dirty guide to Chicago’s down and dirty mayoral election

February 25, 2019 7:30 am

For decades, Chicago has held its elections in February precisely because it is cold, often snowy, and hard to get to the polls

new jersey election

New Jersey bill to keep Trump off the ballot is ‘wildly unconstitutional’

February 22, 2019 3:21 pm

The State Senate are trying to require a presidential candidate to release five years’ of tax returns in exchange for a place on the New Jersey ballot

libertarians

Why libertarians are wrong

February 21, 2019 9:12 am

They don’t appreciate that the political crisis could come sooner than the economic one

andrew mccabe

Andrew McCabe is the new Joe McCarthy

February 20, 2019 8:31 pm

Serious charges need serious proof. Simple fairness demands it. But McCabe presents none

donald trump collusion

How quickly will Trump embrace Mueller if the verdict is ‘NO COLLUSION’?

February 20, 2019 5:50 pm

As Dan Coats’s stock is plummeting, Mueller’s could be rising with the mercurial commander-in-chief

william weld bill weld

The folly of William Floyd Weld

February 20, 2019 12:22 pm

Where Bush 41 exemplified the virtues of WASP statesmanship, Weld embodies its vices

bernie sanders

Bernie’s got this

February 19, 2019 7:36 am

It’s the Sanders party now. How can the Democratic establishment stop him this time?

trump is right base

Trump doesn’t understand his base

February 18, 2019 5:20 am

And it’s hurting him

joe biden biden’s

Forget the progressive madness, look at Joe Biden’s poll lead

February 16, 2019 4:54 pm

He could be the last chance to put the stark, raving liberal genie back in the bottle

paul manafort

Will Paul Manafort serve nearly 25 years in prison?

February 15, 2019 8:32 pm

Robert Mueller is recommending a hefty sentence

ann coulter donald trump emergency

‘Off the reservation’ Ann takes on ‘idiot’ president over wall ‘emergency’

February 15, 2019 3:53 pm

Coulter may not ‘decide policy’, but does she command the base?

deep blob

The deep blob

February 15, 2019 11:25 am

Beware the suffocating metastasis of the administrative state

ralph northam

Does Ralph Northam know his great-grandfather was a white supremacist militant?

February 13, 2019 5:46 pm

John E. Brownlee was a leader of the Red Shirts who terrorized black people in the Reconstruction Era

star power

The Democrats don’t have a star

February 13, 2019 10:43 am

Name recognition and star power split the 2020 field

donald trump border

The scariest news for Trump isn’t about a border wall

February 12, 2019 5:11 pm

Foreign policy might be the only sphere in which Trump can try to bolster his sagging ratings

trump beto border

How Trump could monster Beto O’Rourke in 2020

February 12, 2019 12:30 pm

The former Texas congressman ticks a lot of the right wrong boxes

budget deal

Tentative budget deal would cut ICE beds by 22 percent

February 12, 2019 10:34 am

But can it help avoid another government shutdown?

tulsi gabbard

Conservatives shouldn’t get too excited about Tulsi Gabbard

February 12, 2019 9:51 am

You’re getting a reasonable, good faith opponent, not a political ally

ilhan omar anti-semitism

Why is Ilhan Omar still on the House Foreign Relations Committee?

February 11, 2019 4:09 pm

The Minnesota congresswoman cluelessly trots out anti-Semitic tropes

ilhan omar anti-semitism

Ilhan Omar is telling the truth. How is that anti-Semitic?

February 11, 2019 11:36 am

Money talks in American politics – of course some of it is from the Israel lobby

tulsi gabbard 2024

Tulsi Gabbard is the perfect Democratic nominee…for 2024

February 9, 2019 2:30 pm

If Trump continues to break his promises through a second term, the Hawaii congresswoman would be well poised to pick up the pieces

candace owens turning point usa

Candace Owens and the rise of the know-nothing public intellectual

February 9, 2019 1:27 pm

She has no knowledge of Hitler, Germany or nationalism. But don’t let that stop her pontificating

donald trump trumpism

One Nation Trumpism can win

February 6, 2019 11:03 am

Trump is divisive. He splits his opposition perfectly

stacey abrams

Stacey Abrams gave a dignified response to the debauchery of the SOTU

February 5, 2019 11:55 pm

The Georgia Democrat looked eminently sensible

state of the union address

Judging by his State of the Union address, Donald Trump is out of ideas

February 5, 2019 11:37 pm

It was essentially a recitation of his greatest hits