Stirewalt on Politics
Chris Stirewalt, a political news veteran, uses his decades of experience to provide context (and some humor) when explaining what happened this week in national politics.
The Ups and Downs of Biden’s Reelection Campaign
He has the advantage of incumbency, but will that matter if voters believe he’s bad for the economy?
Tim Scott Gets a Leg Up From DeSantis’ Stumble
The senator from South Carolina benefited from excellent timing this week.
What About the Voters, After All?
A new analysis of the midterms explains why Democrats defied expectations.
Trump Raises the Rent on Republicans
He’s back in fighting form, and party members are rushing to clean up after him.
The Content Trap
As long as Donald Trump draws an audience, the media will keep focusing on him.
The president kicks off his reelection campaign with a nod toward patriotism.
DeSantis Can’t Sell Trump Lite
Supporters of the former president care less about electability than vengeance.
Democrats Can’t Shake Chicago Blues
The power of self-deception in politics.
Out of Sorts
Our political homogeneity makes primaries more important than general elections, and that creates problems.
A Lot of Hot Air
Everyone is reacting predictably to Trump’s indictment even before we know the actual charges.
Republicans Know the 1-2-3s of Trump Scandals
Attack, minimize, and move on.
Stirewaltisms: Erin Go Biden
How the president reversed his fortunes in a year.
Stirewaltisms: Fail Fast
The most valuable attribute in a candidate might be knowing when to quit.
Stirewaltisms: The Space Between ‘Back the Blue’ and ‘Defund the Police’
How Republicans botched the issue of police brutality, and Democrats have botched the issue of crime.
Stirewaltisms: Can DeSantis Go the Distance?
Media speculation about his candidacy heats up.
Stirewaltisms: The Problem of Policy in Politics
What happens when politicians decide that getting power to do the right things makes it necessary to say the wrong things.