Politics

The myth of the transformative election

November 17, 2018 7:30 am

The midterms follow a predictable pattern, which offers no guide to presidential contests. Why pretend otherwise?

Election recounts are a sign of a healthy democracy

November 17, 2018 7:11 am

Americans are more eager than ever to get results right

Donald Trump is the best thing to happen to Jim Acosta

November 16, 2018 2:29 pm

The CNN man gets to amplify his role as victim of a nefarious administration

Melania Trump: America’s Iron First Lady

November 15, 2018 6:36 am

Did the President’s wife break the glass ceiling?

It’s the Ocasio-Cortez party now — Nancy Pelosi is just leading it

November 14, 2018 3:31 am

Pelosi will most likely keep the speaker’s gavel. But she is being left behind by the new-look Democratic Party

Donald Trump, Democratic president?

November 12, 2018 12:30 pm

Trump should go back to his roots with Chuck and Nancy

Beware the Trumpy Bear

November 12, 2018 12:14 pm

This advert will truly give you paws for thought

The Democratic hype around Beto O’Rourke 2020 smacks of desperation

November 12, 2018 7:01 am

The Democrats have yet to adapt to a political world where Obama is no longer the big, bright sun of the political universe

Trump dodges tough questions by feigning forgetfulness

November 9, 2018 4:12 pm

Does the President know Matt Whitaker?

How Trump wins the Rust Belt again in 2020

November 9, 2018 3:56 pm

It’s time to ditch the Paul Ryan legislative agenda and play nice with Nancy

Don’t blame Libertarians or Greens when your party loses

November 9, 2018 10:49 am

In defense of third-party voters

George Conway weighs in on (il)legality of Sessions firing

November 8, 2018 5:02 pm

Kellyanne’s husband calls Matthew Whitaker a ‘nobody’ who has been appointed at Trump’s whim

Jim Acosta: the Don Quixote of fake news

November 8, 2018 3:27 pm

I have at times wondered whether Jim Acosta pays the president a retainer for making him such a recognizable figure

Decline and fall: why America always thinks it’s going the way of Rome

November 8, 2018 2:30 pm

The many declines and falls of the American Empire

Trump is right about many things, which is why he must be stopped

November 8, 2018 1:32 pm

Liberals and conservatives alike have every reason to jelly this President in an immobilizing aspic

With Sessions out and the Senate secured, Donald Trump is remaking the GOP in his image

November 7, 2018 2:59 pm

The gains suggest that Trump’s victory in 2016 was not a fluke

Why Trump wasn’t shellacked

November 7, 2018 11:57 am

It’s the culture wars, stupid

The midterms delivered a feeble rivulet, not a blue wave

November 7, 2018 9:32 am

The effort to Make America Great Again will continue, just a little more slowly and circuitously than it would have done had the Republicans held the house

It wasn’t a blue wave yesterday, but a purple one

November 7, 2018 8:37 am

The President pulled out the stops to keep the Senate – and he has reason to gloat here, as he already is

Stalingrad approaches: Democratic House, Republican Senate

November 7, 2018 12:17 am

Compared to 1994, 2006, and 2010, this would appear a tamer reaction to an embattled president

Does a Democratic House win pave the way to impeachment?

November 6, 2018 10:45 pm

The Democrats are now in the majority on committees with subpoena power

Political tides have made the ‘blue wave’ impossible

November 6, 2018 10:16 pm

The presidential election of 2016 should have taught pundits and politicos not to trust the polls. But the nation’s most highly educated seem to be the slowest to learn

As Florida goes, so goes the nation?

November 6, 2018 9:14 pm

It was the beginning of the end for the Left in 2016 and DeSantis and Scott are doing well in the early going. Redux?

Only an idiot would predict tonight’s midterm results. So let me oblige

November 6, 2018 8:42 pm

Trump is so divisive that the networks couldn’t agree on who he was dividing

In Michigan, Elissa Slotkin aims squarely for the middle

November 6, 2018 1:02 pm

She is testing the theory of appealing to the mythical moderate suburban Republican