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

Presidential Fever Dreams

Our broken primary system sets few barriers to entry beyond a lack of shame and consuming appetite for celebrity.

Up From Slavery

Juneteenth is cause for celebration, but also a day to reflect.

Failure to Launch?

Republican candidates for 2024 struggle to respond to Trump’s indictment.

The Nationalists’ Long Hangover

Power is not a necessary precondition for corruption, but it sure makes it easier.

Night of the Hunter

How far will Hunter Biden go to avoid consequences while Donald Trump faces his own legal challenges?

Pence-ian Posture

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Be Careful of Pat Answers About 2024

As history shows, a lot can happen in a short time.

The Ups and Downs of Biden’s Reelection Campaign

He has the advantage of incumbency, but will that matter if voters believe he’s bad for the economy?

‘Throw Open the Windows of Your Soul to the Sun’

A life well-lived is an important tribute to those who have died to preserve our freedom.

Tim Scott Gets a Leg Up From DeSantis’ Stumble

The senator from South Carolina benefited from excellent timing this week.