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Be Careful What You Wish For

For Republicans, a narrow House majority might be more trouble than it’s worth.

Stop the Stealers (Mostly) Concede

With some holdouts, losing GOP candidates accept the will of the voters.

The Wave Against Weirdness

Republicans’ massive miss wasn’t for a cause, just an inability to act normal.

A Blow Against the Malice Theory of American Politics

It turns out it’s hard to escape the need to inspire and persuade.

Our Best Stuff From the Midterms

Republicans underperformed, and Donald Trump is taking the heat.

In Praise of Competence

The midterms showed that relatively normal Republicans are a better bet than novice Trumpy minions.

Are Never Trumpers Rooting for Trump Against DeSantis?

The factional rivalry of the coming Republican primary.

The Freedom Caucus’ Reform Opportunity

A narrow Republican majority would give the group tremendous leverage over House leadership.

When Notoriety Won’t Win Elections

Democratic candidates such as Beto O’Rourke and Stacey Abrams get lots of attention and millions in donations but keep coming up short.

Where Does the Pro-Life Movement Go From Here?

Election Night was not exactly a triumph for the opponents of abortion.

Election Deniers Denied—Mostly

Voters repudiated many of Donald Trump’s favored 'Stop the Steal' candidates in state-level races.