Chris Stirewalt

Chris Stirewalt is a contributing editor of The Dispatch and senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. Read his weekly column here on Mondays and his politics newsletter, Stirewaltisms, on Thursdays.

Chris Stirewalt

Unpopular Populists and the Authenticity Trap

Who gets to speak for silent majorities?

Three Dates That Will Shape Politics Through 2024

The Georgia runoff, the debt-ceiling vote, and the fate of Kevin McCarthy.

Stirewaltisms: First Humble, Then Thankful, Then Happy

Celebrating the greatest of America’s civic holidays.

Are Republicans Ready for Change Yet?

The party is badly out of step with the electorate.

Stirewaltisms: Lessons in Power at a Time of Transition

The similarities and differences between Nancy Pelosi and Mitch McConnell.

The Turnout Guru

Welcome to the Lovecraftian Maw.

The Wave Against Weirdness

Republicans’ massive miss wasn’t for a cause, just an inability to act normal.

Dems Face a Test After Tuesday

They want to see themselves as a force of goodness and light, but the truth is that both parties are unpopular.