Kevin McCarthy

Kevin McCarthy: Still Running Interference for the GOP

The former speaker reflects on a congressional career and its rocky ending.

Kevin McCarthy Predicts 2024 GOP Victories in Exit Interview

Plus: Turning Point USA tells the young MAGA faithful that early voting is good, actually.

Donald Trump ‘Jokes’ Away Questions About Being a Dictator

Plus: Another debate, but don’t expect Trump’s rivals to go after him.

Has the U.S. Ever Asked for Land After Winning a War?

Contrary to claims by Kevin McCarthy, yes.

We Need to Talk About Kevin

The rage of a dispensable leader.

The Perfect Ending

In the GOP’s speaker mess, the bad guys win again.

Republicans Elect Mike Johnson Speaker

It brings the impasse to an end, but the House GOP still has a lot of hurdles to overcome this year.

The GOP’s Costly Incompetence

The party is missing an opportunity to show it can govern.

Kevin’s House

A quasi-defense of an execrable leader.

The Politics of Fear Has Its Limits

What Jim Jordan’s sinking speakership bid tells us about one of Washington’s iron laws.

How to Solve a Problem Like the Problem Solvers Caucus

Plus: Some brief thoughts on the tragic invasion of Israel.

Future Ukraine Aid at Risk

Plus: Why do showdowns between the GOP and their own speakers keep happening?

The Player

Nancy Mace is the worst. Sort of.

Shooting the Hostage

Should Democrats have rescued Kevin McCarthy?

Kevin McCarthy Embraced Partisanship—at His Own Peril

It’s not clear his replacement will do much differently.

Time to Hide the Sausage-Making

Too much transparency is unhealthy for our politics.