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.

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Stirewaltisms: A Tale of Two October Senate Meltdowns

What’s happening in Georgia and Pennsylvania.

Stirewaltisms: Biden Catches Up With His Party

What will it mean for the midterms?

Stirewaltisms: The Self-Defeating Anger of Arizona’s Republicans

It may cost them winnable races for Senate and governor.

Stirewaltisms: Presenting Your 2022 Senate Race Ratings

We deem only 10 races to be competitive at all, and only six to be up for grabs at this point.

Stirewaltisms: House Forecast Calls for Climate Change

The wind is blowing in a generally Republican direction.

Stirewaltisms: Dems Forget How They Got Here

The party’s only mandate was to stop the crazy cavitations of the Trump era.

Stirewaltisms: Ranked Choices

Checking in from a deep eddy of book tour craziness.

Stirewaltisms: GOP Couldn’t Uninstall Trump Ransomware

The tale of the 2022 primary season has been told.

Stirewaltisms: Of Presidents and Precedents

Executing a search warrant at a former president’s home is unusual, but there have been plenty of investigations of powerful people.

Stirewaltisms: Kansas Hints at a Changed Electorate

Could there be a surge in low-propensity voters this fall?

Stirewaltisms: Trump Helps Biden, Again

If the president is so unpopular, why aren’t Republicans polling better?

Stirewaltisms: It’s Not the Heat, It’s the Humility

It’s steamy in D.C., so let’s get right to the Mailbag.

Stirewaltisms: Boris Johnson and the Survival of the Silliest

How did two countries select such unserious leaders?

Stirewaltisms: Biden Agonistes

The Supreme Court just handed the president a legal win that’s a big loss, politically speaking.

Stirewaltisms: Colorado Dems Elevate Election Denier to Help Polis

Remember when Bill Clinton encouraged his friend Donald Trump to run for the Republican nomination in 2016?

Stirewaltisms: Dems Do Some Dirty Work for GOP 2024

The January 6 committee's work highlighting Trump's scurrilous post-election behavior can only help Republicans stave off trouble in the next presidential election.