A Show About Nothing

What was the point of the debt-ceiling fight?

Dispatch Live: GOP Primary Updates and a Dispatch From Ukraine

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Who Are the GOP Swing Voters?

Plus: Why is my car made for men?

Our Best Stuff From the Week We Didn’t Fix the Debt Ceiling

Plus, immigration policy and two more GOP candidates for president.

Tim Scott Gets a Leg Up From DeSantis’ Stumble

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

Does Anything Matter?

Two thoughts on the Republican primary.

Trailing Trump, DeSantis Comes Out Swinging

Plus: Republican spending groups pick their horses for West Virginia Senate Seat.

An Unlikely Rout

Republicans are winning the politics of the debt ceiling fight handily.

DeSantis Is In

Plus: Russia’s war hits home.

The Only Candidate With a Nickname

One cheer for DeSantis 2024.

The Patron Saint of the Technocracy

Progressives like Pete Buttigieg worship the state and condemn the institutions that stand in their way.

Here Comes Ron DeSantis

Plus: Arizona’s Kari Lake is making moves to distance herself from the state GOP.

Does the GOP Deserve Tim Scott?

Too many Republicans prefer Trump’s self-indulgent chaos over smart policy.


Cable news has never seemed less relevant.

When Campaigns Infect Congress

How we got to the possibility of Biden invoking the 14th Amendment to solve the debt-ceiling crisis.

Sen. Tim Scott Joins the Race

Plus: Vacant offices spell trouble for commercial real estate.