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

Love, American Style

A healthy republic, like a family, is built on love—for the nation, and for our fellow citizens.

Stirewaltisms: House Forecast Calls for Climate Change

The wind is blowing in a generally Republican direction.

Stirewaltisms: Dems Forget How They Got Here

The party’s only mandate was to stop the crazy cavitations of the Trump era.

Mean Streets, Good Intentions, and the Love Gap

Systematic and institutional thinking is unequal to the plight of individual humans.

Stirewaltisms: Ranked Choices

Checking in from a deep eddy of book tour craziness.

When Toxic Fluff Takes Over the News

An excerpt from Broken News: Why the Media Rage Machine Divides America and How to Fight Back.

Stirewaltisms: GOP Couldn’t Uninstall Trump Ransomware

The tale of the 2022 primary season has been told.

The Perils of Giving Up on Persuasion

Our political parties have emphasized mobilization instead, and a cascade of problems have followed.

Stirewaltisms: Of Presidents and Precedents

Executing a search warrant at a former president’s home is unusual, but there have been plenty of investigations of powerful people.

Trump Is Already a Candidate, So Treat Him Like One

He’s acting like one, fundraising like one, and campaigning like one.