Politics

Did Trump Officials Commit Violations of the Hatch Act during the RNC? An Explainer.

How the law came to be, and why it's so difficult to enforce.

Marjorie Greene Is Already Causing Problems for the GOP

Steve King sees a double standard in Kevin McCarthy's embrace of the QAnon adherent from Georgia.

The Alt-Right’s Last Gasps

White Noise documents the rise and fall of the movement—and how its members attempt to reckon with their own increasing irrelevance.

Four Reasons Trump’s Election Tweet Was a Bad Idea

For starters, he wouldn't have done it if he were leading the polls.

Do Campaigns Matter?

To understand what effect they can have, let’s talk about curling.

It’s the Roberts Court Now

This is the first time since the 1930s that the chief justice has been the swing vote.

The GOP’s Conspiracy Theorist Problem

Several candidates running for federal office espouse QAnon beliefs or other fringe political leanings.

Why Are Some Conservatives Rooting for the GOP to Lose the Senate?

Yes, many Republican politicians have behaved badly. But a Biden presidency with Democrats control of Congress could yield a torrent of progressive policies.

Were the St. Louis Homeowners Just ‘Standing Their Ground’?

Standoff with protesters prompts legal questions.

Would We Be Better Off With a President Pence Right Now?

Imagine our response to the pandemic and the protests if Donald Trump had been removed from office.

What Is Antifa?

The loose coalition of left-wing militants isn’t the clandestine terrorist organization that the president says it is. But it’s still a lot more dangerous than many progressives claim.

Will the 2020 Election Hinge on Empathy?

Joe Biden trounces Donald Trump when it comes to ‘caring about voters like me.’

Liberals Want ‘Defund the Police’ to Mean ‘Reform.’ It Doesn’t.

This isn't a failure to communicate. It's a difference of opinion, and people should say what they mean.

The Many Contradictions of Mark Levine

The controversial New York city councilman has changed positions on the coronavirus pandemic three times in the past four months.

Is the Gender Gap Overtaking Race as a Predictor of Voting Behavior?

We could be looking at a new great sort.