Learning From Mistakes
Lately one party has done a better job of it than the other.
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.
One Cheer for Heckling
Can an already degraded event be diminished?
Falling in Line, Not in Love
How outraged right-wingers actually boost support for Biden.
The Only Way Out Is Through
On Trump and ‘actuarial arbitrage.’
Nemesis Is a Comedian
And all addictions lead to degradation.
What Democracy Looks Like
The messy vote for the speakership shows how the sausage gets made.
Trump the Moderate
What if the 'craziest SOB in the race' isn’t anymore?
The Agonizingly Low Stakes of Today’s Vote for House Speaker
It’s a bad job at a bad time for the party.
‘America’s Recovery Potential Is Awesome’
But it won’t come through politics. An exit interview with Sen. Ben Sasse.
The George Santos Defense
‘Has not been convicted of felony fraud’ is a pretty low bar to clear.
America’s ‘urban-rural divide’ is more fiction than fact.
The GOP Braces for Divided Government—and a Divided Party
GOP centrists are trying to find their footing in a chaotic caucus.
Lying Liars and the Party That Loves Them
Who would take Republicans seriously if they showed outrage about George Santos?
Apres Trump, Le Deluge
As Trump fades, populist infighting accelerates.
The Talented Mr. Santos
How much lying is too much?