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 senator from South Carolina benefited from excellent timing this week.
A new analysis of the midterms explains why Democrats defied expectations.
He’s back in fighting form, and party members are rushing to clean up after him.
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.
Supporters of the former president care less about electability than vengeance.
The power of self-deception in politics.
Our political homogeneity makes primaries more important than general elections, and that creates problems.
Everyone is reacting predictably to Trump’s indictment even before we know the actual charges.
Attack, minimize, and move on.
How the president reversed his fortunes in a year.
The most valuable attribute in a candidate might be knowing when to quit.
How Republicans botched the issue of police brutality, and Democrats have botched the issue of crime.
Media speculation about his candidacy heats up.
What happens when politicians decide that getting power to do the right things makes it necessary to say the wrong things.
If nothing else, the State of the Union highlighted how our awful politics got that way.