Democratic Party

RFK JR. Could Play Spoiler, but Not for Biden

He’s more popular with right-leaning Americans than with Democrats.

The Politics of Bob

How much credit do Democrats deserve for turning against Menendez?

How to Think About Party Dissolution

Realignment is a more likely outcome than a major party imploding.

Unpacking the Menendez Indictment

The New Jersey senator faces another round of bribery charges, and Democrats are split on his next move.

No Exit

The Democrats’ Kamala Harris problem.

Base Assumptions

Why identity politics and the ‘Real America’ fallacy are bad for our politics.

The Return of COVID Anxiety Poses Problems for Democrats

No one—except for a few hardliners—wants to hear about lockdowns and mask mandates.

It’s Republican Debate Day in America

Plus: Democrats discuss their voter turnout strategy for 2024.

The Democratic Congressman Begging for a Biden Challenge

Plus: The RNC won’t stop Nevada from leapfrogging South Carolina in next year’s primary calendar.

A Deeper Dive on Demographics? Oh Yeah, Youbetcha.

Parties ignore long-term trends about ancestry at their peril.

The Perilous Gap in Election Trust

Election doubts have already warped one party. Could they consume the republic?

Will Democrats Try to Turn the Tables on Trump’s Age?

Plus: Kari Lake threatens to clear the GOP field in Arizona.

Democrats Can’t Shake Chicago Blues

The power of self-deception in politics.

Funny Thing About Louisville

Why are Democrats so bad at running cities?

The Democrats vs. New Hampshire

Plus: The GOP-happy 2024 Senate map.

Independent Sinema

Arizona’s new maverick goes rogue.