Politics

Will Colorado Choose a ‘Republican Joe Manchin’?

Senate candidate Joe O’Dea walks a fine line between touting his independence and alienating Colorado’s GOP base.

I’ll Pass on This Glorious Revolution

Such talk is fundamentally unserious and fundamentally immature.

‘Do Your Job or You Will Hang’

Election officials grapple with continuing distrust and threats ahead of Tuesday’s midterms.

Dems Face a Test After Tuesday

They want to see themselves as a force of goodness and light, but the truth is that both parties are unpopular.

Our Best Stuff From the Closing Days of the Midterm Campaign

Where the polls stand, how election laws have changed, and more.

Democracy Is Not on the Ballot

Don’t despair for democracy, fight for it.

All Eyes on the House

What are Republicans’ plans if they take the majority?

Autocrats and Democrats

The cynical response to Biden’s speech on democracy.

How Soon Will We Know Who Won the Senate?

If things look close, don’t stay up Tuesday night: A Dispatch Explainer.

Experiments in Democracy

Most states have tweaked their election laws in the last two years. But assessing how those changes will affect this year’s midterms is hard to do.

Radical Kooks

When political violence occurs, sorting out the crazy from the politics can be difficult.

It Might Get Loud

The post-election chaos to come.

Grading Morality on a Curve

When political violence happens, our outrage should not be dependent upon which side of the aisle the victim sits.