Stirewaltisms: An Experiment in Negative Partisanship

If nothing else, the State of the Union highlighted how our awful politics got that way.

The One-Legged Stool

A final farewell to traditional conservatism in 2024.

Pence Looks to Iowa as 2024 Looms

The former VP’s political nonprofit is spending seven figures on a digital ad campaign in the key state.

One Cheer for Heckling

Can an already degraded event be diminished?

Falling in Line, Not in Love

How outraged right-wingers actually boost support for Biden.

Ricketts Rival Herbster Mulls 2024 Senate Challenge in Nebraska

Plus, the Republican Main Street Partnership previews its 2024 campaign strategy and Democrats react to Biden’s State of the Union address.

Biden’s SOTU Shot at Bipartisanship

The economy was the star of Tuesday’s State of the Union address.

Club for Growth Previews Its Senate Playbook

The group’s super PAC is planning to spend tens of millions of dollars supporting hardline Republicans.

Is Ron DeSantis Just Scott Walker 2.0?

Lessons from a popular governor’s failed campaign.

Video: The State of Our Union Is …?

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The Never Trump Temptation

Suckers and fighters, GOP primary edition.

Dispatch Live: The State of Our Union Is …?

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The Sweep: Is Trump the Frontrunner or Not?

Plus: A sign that our polarization is only getting worse.

Joe Biden as Priest-King

Tuesday’s State of the Union pageantry is a reminder of how much the presidency has changed.

What We Talk About When We Talk About Balloons

Sputnik, but dumber.

Put Trump Veterans in Political Timeout

They should not soon again hold positions of public trust.