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 Fridays.

Chris Stirewalt

Stirewaltisms: Of Gifts and Grifts

While many of us want to pull back from the excesses of political savagery, others plunge headlong into the bloody fray.

Life Is Too Short For Hating Harry & Meghan

What wretched souls would want to earn their bread by performatively despising strangers?

Stirewaltisms: A Weakened Trump Will Draw More Challenges 

But that does not necessarily mean a quick 2024 GOP primary.

Beyond the Melting Pot

Bing Crosby paved the way for JFK.

America’s No-Majority Future Is Going to be Delicious

It’s a story that defies the easy narratives from the era of white flight and self-segregation

Stirewaltisms: Sinema Pops Dems’ Bubble

The Arizona senator announces she’s leaving the Democratic Party.

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.